Bug 142106 - [65cat] Find highlighting
[65cat] Find highlighting
Status: NEW
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Search
PC Linux
: P4 (vote)
Assigned To: Milutin Kristofic
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-07-29 17:40 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2014-05-06 11:16 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT


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Description Unknown 2008-07-29 17:40:55 UTC
[ BUILD # : 200807280848 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.6.0_07 ]

Is this by design?
1) undock a window
2) set the focus back into the docked window
3) use ctrl+f to start a "find"
4) highlights show up in both the docked and undocked window.
Comment 1 Jan Becicka 2008-07-30 14:38:08 UTC
This is minor bug.
Comment 2 David Strupl 2010-09-24 07:42:14 UTC
The bug is still present - marking it for inclusion in the next version.
Comment 3 Milutin Kristofic 2011-09-07 08:41:56 UTC
It's still in 7.1. You open searchbar and is highlighting in two windows at once (on in dock and one in float window)
Comment 4 peterkehl 2013-11-05 23:49:36 UTC
I believe this has been resolved (I can't replicate the behaviour in 7.4 neither in today's trunk). I'm leaving the status as NEW, just so that you can verify it.

However, I have a more general question about the design of Find functionality. I have a need that is opposite to the above issue.

I would find it beneficial to be able to search in multiple editor windows at the same time (whether for the same pattern, or different - as you choose), and to have the found terms highlighted in each window (where I used Find feature). 

Basically, I'd like the 'Find' minidialog (at the bottom of the source edit window) and the highlighting to stay active, even if I switch the focus/input to a different source (or other type) window in NetBeans. I think that would increase user's navigation in source code, especially when looking at functions/variables/symbols used in
- two or several files, or
- two or more locations in the same long file

I'm not opening an issue for that yet, because I wonder whether it would fit in your overall idea of IDE.
Comment 5 peterkehl 2014-05-06 11:16:06 UTC
I've reported what I've described above as https://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=244329

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