MP: Search dialog should be browser sidebar

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JohnFredC
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MP: Search dialog should be browser sidebar

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The current Search paradigm (pop-up dialogs) works great, but IMO is too modal in design and could be improved.

An additional "Search" panel for the browser would be preferable to the dialog.

The Search panel could interact in real time with the file list/thumbs panel in a manner similar to the way the folder tree, categories, and favorites panels do now.
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Re: MP: Search dialog should be browser sidebar

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Hmm.. but it may cause more problems, other panes might be resized, I'm not sure about it...
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Re: MP: Search dialog should be browser sidebar

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My MP folder tree, categories, and favorites are in a tabbed panel. Adding another panel for search (or several panels for other purposes) would have absolutely no effect on screen real estate:

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Re: MP: Search dialog should be browser sidebar

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+1 good idea
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Re: MP: Search dialog should be browser sidebar

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OK, but only as option. Some users don't use tree at all.
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Re: MP: Search dialog should be browser sidebar

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Dreamer wrote:OK, but only as option.
Of course!!!! :D
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Re: MP: Search dialog should be browser sidebar

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Another reason is that some users have very small tree panel - but as option it would be fine. :)
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Stiff neck then !

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:arrow: Dreamer

:) Hello !
OK, but only as option. Some users don't use tree at all.
• Yes, because THIS :

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:mrgreen: KR
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Re: MP: Search dialog should be browser sidebar

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JohnFredC wrote:My MP folder tree, categories, and favorites are in a tabbed panel. Adding another panel for search (or several panels for other purposes) would have absolutely no effect on screen real estate:
Yes perhaps. I've seen that in some other software. But pane is not very wide, so it's difficult to put all Search UI.
Pierre.