Ctrl+F find - search from cursor

Hello,

Just swapped to PS-106.444, it's amazing :) The new find highlighting looks great.

However in the previous 103.243 it was possible to search for a string, and if there were 20 occurances on the page, you could click at the bottom under all highlighted matches, then press F3 to continue search from that point onwards.

In the PS-106.444 the F3 "find next" key iterates through each search result one after the other, rather than from the cursor onwards. This can make searching a bit difficult when you want to skip over all results on the page and keep searching below

I hope that makes sense.

Thanks!
Dave

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What operating system are you using?

I tested this out in both versions you mentioned and on my computer it works exactly how you describe it should work.

My computer is running Windows XP Pro Sp3.  I don't know if there is a difference between op sys versions, I was not able to find any setting to adjust for this feature.

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Oh well must be a unix/linux/ubuntu issue.

I did a screenr but they're having issues publishing right now. I'll try again later.

edit: if I do a search, and then highlight an area of text and then click, it will continue searching below the cursor (but I have to highlight some text first - not just click as before).

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I don't know what the IDE looks like in linux but in windows the find form appears above the window where the text is at, aka editor window.   Do you actually paste or type the search term in that field?   I discovered that if that field is blank or have something else in it then the F3 wont search as I expect it to.   Not sure if that is the issue you are talking about.  If I have the text I am searching for in that form field then for me on windows the F3 works like how you describe.

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Hello, dtbaker! Thank you for feedback.
If you have some steps to reproduce(or even tiny screencast) behavior when search works not from editor's caret but only relative to highlighted match please describe it and I'll fix it asap.
This behavior should be preserved anyway. Are you sure that caret is placed as you described at the bottom of viewport?
There is exactly one case when F3/Shift-F3 works as you described above. It is when search panel is in Replace mode and there is some selection in editor and "Selection only" checkbox is ON. But I don't think it's your case.

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Hello, newbie2IDE!
You said
>  I discovered that if that field is blank or have something else in it then the F3 wont search as I expect it to.
can you please explain it more exactly? How did it work in your case and what did you expect?

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It is continuing from the cursor for me on:
os: kubuntu 10.04
build: PS:106-444

F3 will take me to the next occurance.

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Well I swapped back to 103.243 because I was having all sorts of issues with 106.444

Then I couldn't use screenr because they don't support 64bit linux machines.

So after hacking around with java to get it working with screenr.com, I swapped back to 106.444 and the problem had magically fixed itself.

The issue was with my computer, no idea what exactly. Possibly some leftover goodies in my ~/.WebIde10/ folder from the constant EAP upgrades. Must remember to clear that out if I have any more issues in the future.

:)

sorry for spamming the forums with an unneccessary question :)

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Great!
Probably find settings were stored there. You just cleaned it up.

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