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dahaiou

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File Search Confusion
« on: March 05, 2013, 12:23:17 »
I just spent quite a while searching for the search operation in the interface.
I finally found it under the "Extensions" menu.

It's surprising to me to see what I think is a basic functionality in the "Extensions" area.
Of course it is no problem for me now, that i know it, but it could be for others.
Any chance to give it a more natural home in the tree, such as under "File" or "Edit"?

Another thing that caused confusion: There is an icon with a magnifying glass in the toolbar.
If my experience is anything to go by, the magnifying glass usually represents Searching.

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Re: File Search Confusion
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 12:50:25 »
I just spent quite a while searching for the search operation in the interface.
I finally found it under the "Extensions" menu.
Because search is an extension, and MC is built around a extension/plugin architecture.

It's surprising to me to see what I think is a basic functionality in the "Extensions" area.
Of course it is no problem for me now, that i know it, but it could be for others.
Any chance to give it a more natural home in the tree, such as under "File" or "Edit"?
No, that is not possible.

Another thing that caused confusion: There is an icon with a magnifying glass in the toolbar.
If my experience is anything to go by, the magnifying glass usually represents Searching.
Problem is that view/inspect file and search often uses similar icons.