Strange behaviour change with 1344a ?

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horst.epp
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Strange behaviour change with 1344a ?

Post by horst.epp »

I have a bookmark which uses F4.
This was no longer working after the update to version 1344a, as it assigned it to a function in the result list.
I removed this new assigment and F4 is again my bookmark.
But now the problem:
Previously I startet Everything, pressed f4 and the results of this bookmarked search where shown.
Now this works only if I first change the focus away from the search field to the result list.
If I don't do that f4 in the search field just displays the history of searches.
void
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Re: Strange behaviour change with 1344a ?

Post by void »

Thank you for the issue report horst.epp,

There was changes to how Everything 1344a handles keyboard shortcuts.

F4 will now focus the next selected item (globally)
The search box is currently hard coded to override this keyboard shortcut and show search history.
The filterbar is currently hard coded to override this keyboard shortcut and show the filter list.
Bookmarks cannot currently use F4.

I'm working on a solution..
Dweeb
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Re: Strange behaviour change with 1344a ?

Post by Dweeb »

I noticed this right away too, I also have a bookmark bound to F4 so this is pretty annoying.
I have a potential nice idea since the functionality is still pretty useful. Could everything open that recent search history box if you hit backspace while there are no words in the box? That would be more convenient than F4.
void
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Re: Strange behaviour change with 1344a ?

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1345a will now give priority to bookmark and filter keyboard shortcuts.



This might cause some issues with bookmarks to activate unintentionally on key-press instead of the intended command.
To check your bookmark keyboard shortcuts:
  • In Everything, from the Bookmarks menu, click Show all bookmarks....
  • Check the values shown in the Key column.
To check your filter keyboard shortcuts:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Organize filters....
  • Check the values shown in the Key column.


All key bindings can be shown with about:keys
  • Type in the following search and press ENTER:
    about:keys


I will consider showing the search history when pressing backspace and the search is empty.
Thank you for the suggestion.
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