current item highlight lost after clicking in preview pane (1.5.1305a)

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jimspoon
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current item highlight lost after clicking in preview pane (1.5.1305a)

Post by jimspoon » Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:58 am

I am viewing EML files in Everything. When I click in the Preview Pane to highlight some text in the EML, the highlight on the current item in the results list (details view) disappears, and there doesn't seem to be any way to make it reappear. I tried hiding the Preview Pane but that didn't make it reappear. So I can't tell where I was in the results list. It seems like it might be a problem with the EML Preview Handler, because I don't lose the results list highlight if I view a JPG in the Preview Pane.

void
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Re: current item highlight lost after clicking in preview pane (1.5.1305a)

Post by void » Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:03 am

Thank you for the bug report jimspoon,

Could you please send a screenshot to support@voidtools.com


Please try changing the inactive selection color in Everything:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Fonts and colors tab on the left.
  • Change Item to: Result List.
  • Select Inactive Selected.
  • Click the color button to the right of Background color.
  • Select a new brighter color and click OK.
  • Click OK.

NotNull
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Re: current item highlight lost after clicking in preview pane (1.5.1305a)

Post by NotNull » Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:17 pm

I think it's about the following:
When an item in the resultlist is selected, it's state is "Selected".
Clicking in the preview pane - when showing a non-picture format like PDF [1]- changes it's state to "Inactive Selected".
Returning from the preview pane (or closing it) keeps the state of the item(s) "Inactive Selected", instead of "Selected".

For comparison:
Select some item(s), press 'CTRL + P' to open the Options window.
The items are "Inactive Selected".
Close the Options window
The items have teh "Selected" state again.

The effect is better visible when multiple items are selected.


[1] Previewing pictures is handled differently from other file formats as Everything uses it's own routines to preview pictures (in the default configuration).

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Re: current item highlight lost after clicking in preview pane (1.5.1305a)

Post by raccoon » Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:27 pm

I was wondering the same thing, about Inactive Selected color. I had the similar experience when enabling "[x]Alternate row color" that the Inactive Selected row bg color is approximately the same gray as the alternating row color.

So I changed my Result List -> Inactive Selected row Background color to RGB 170,213,255 (HSL 140,240,200). I would almost recommend this as a default configuration. It's the only color change I have made, and quite necessary.

/selected_inactive_background_color=#aad5ff

jimspoon
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Re: current item highlight lost after clicking in preview pane (1.5.1305a)

Post by jimspoon » Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:48 pm

That was it! Changing the Inactive Selected color fixed the problem. Not a bug!

One other point of interest. if I click in the Preview Pane and make it active, pressing Tab once makes the Search bar active. Pressing Tab a second time returns the highlight to the selected item in the Results List and once again it takes the Active Selected color. Pressing Tab again takes you back to the Search bar and then to the Results List again; i.e. the Preview Pane is not in the Tab cycle. I tried variations of the Tab key (Ctrl, Alt etc) and none take you into the Preview Pane. Might be nice, but it's ok without that.

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Re: current item highlight lost after clicking in preview pane (1.5.1305a)

Post by NotNull » Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:14 pm

To make the preview pane part of your Tab-cycle (like that word :)) :
Type the following in the search bar and press ENTER:

Code: Select all

/preview_tab_stop=1
To return to the default setting: /preview_tab_stop=0

void
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Re: current item highlight lost after clicking in preview pane (1.5.1305a)

Post by void » Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:33 pm

F6 / Shift + F6 will also cycle through all frames.

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Re: current item highlight lost after clicking in preview pane (1.5.1305a)

Post by NotNull » Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:54 pm

Nice! (wasn't aware of that)
Usually F6 == Tab, but this solution is way better: Tab for frquently used panes, which will suffice in 99% of the cases; F6 for the other cases.

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Re: current item highlight lost after clicking in preview pane (1.5.1305a)

Post by void » Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:30 am

Thank you for the screenshot jimspoon,

Everything 1.5.0.1306 makes the default inactive color a little darker when using alternate row colors.

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