Find All

Structural search is a powerful new feature and, like many other features, reflects well on the amount of thought and skill that goes into the development of IntelliJ. However, I don't understand the decision to remove the old find dialog. Yes, you have provided a more powerful tool that understands what is being searched, but right now I don't have the time to dig into the syntax etc and find myself missing the ability to quickly search the current file for a particular string. One of my usage pattern was
1. double-click a string token
2. Ctrl-F
3. Enter
4. See all lines together in a separate pane
5. Double-click on search items to navigate

This is a very fast method for a number of use cases (e.g. find all invocations of a private method to quickly navigate between them and the method definition)

In any case, I do not think it's good practice to completely remove a feature that, rightly or wrongly, users may have made a part of their usage pattern. Why not just leave it in perhaps tied to a different shortcut?
btw, I do like the new find bar w/ highlighting as it supplements my use of Alt-F3 quite well.

Hopefully I'm missing something here that can be pointed out, or if there are any suggestions they would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

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Dave wrote:

Structural search is a powerful new feature and, like many other features, reflects well on the amount of thought and skill that goes into the development of IntelliJ. However, I don't understand the decision to remove the old find dialog. Yes, you have provided a more powerful tool that understands what is being searched, but right now I don't have the time to dig into the syntax etc and find myself missing the ability to quickly search the current file for a particular string. One of my usage pattern was
1. double-click a string token
2. Ctrl-F
3. Enter
4. See all lines together in a separate pane
5. Double-click on search items to navigate

This is a very fast method for a number of use cases (e.g. find all invocations of a private method to quickly navigate between them and the method definition)

In any case, I do not think it's good practice to completely remove a feature that, rightly or wrongly, users may have made a part of their usage pattern. Why not just leave it in perhaps tied to a different shortcut?
btw, I do like the new find bar w/ highlighting as it supplements my use of Alt-F3 quite well.

Hopefully I'm missing something here that can be pointed out, or if there are any suggestions they would be much appreciated.

Thanks.


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Maxim Mossienko
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Hello dave,

Structural search is a powerful new feature and, like many other
features, reflects well on the amount of thought and skill that goes
into the development of IntelliJ. However, I don't understand the
decision to remove the old find dialog. Yes, you have provided a more
powerful tool that understands what is being searched, but right now I
don't have the time to dig into the syntax etc and find myself missing
the ability to quickly search the current file for a particular
string. One of my usage pattern was

1. double-click a string token

2. Ctrl-F

3. Enter

4. See all lines together in a separate pane

5. Double-click on search items to navigate

This is a very fast method for a number of use cases (e.g. find all
invocations of a private method to quickly navigate between them and
the method definition)

In any case, I do not think it's good practice to completely remove a
feature that, rightly or wrongly, users may have made a part of their
usage pattern. Why not just leave it in perhaps tied to a different
shortcut?


The new Find Bar will also have the "Find All" button in the 7.0.x bugfix
update. So at least this part of the usage pattern should be restored.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Yes. That will pretty much restore all the functionality that was present in the old modal find dialog.

I'd still like to see Find in Path cleaned up and it's anomalies fixed.


Randall Schulz

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