Bug 219536 - Can't restrict search to selection from search bar
Can't restrict search to selection from search bar
Status: NEW
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Search
PC Windows 7
: P3 (vote)
Assigned To: Milutin Kristofic
: 238515 251167 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2012-10-04 15:49 UTC by _gt
Modified: 2015-09-04 13:12 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description _gt 2012-10-04 15:49:50 UTC
Please add search selection checkbox to search bar
Comment 1 Milutin Kristofic 2013-02-04 17:04:44 UTC
There is a plan to make better search UI in netbeans 8.0. The most important is include selection search button in this UI.
Comment 2 ulfzibis 2013-02-22 00:00:20 UTC
I'm not sure, if I correctly understand this bug.
Do you mean, if one has marked some text in the editor and wants to search for that without using Crtl+F ?
By pure chance I thought about this use case yesterday and another possible solution came to my mind:
- mark text
- click on the search field combo-box arrow
- fill the top most combo-box entry with the marked text, but leave the current pattern selected
-> User can select the upper entry for next search
Comment 3 Milutin Kristofic 2013-11-19 14:27:56 UTC
*** Bug 238515 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Milutin Kristofic 2015-09-04 12:23:51 UTC
*** Bug 251167 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 jlilley 2015-09-04 13:09:56 UTC
Because my bug report was marked as duplicate of this one, I wanted to include my use case here:
This may be a duplicate of 175550, but that refers to a different NetBeans major version and very different UI for search/replace.

For example, I have a list of strings:
I want to turn this into:

So I select, hit CTRL-H, enter
  Find What: ", 
  Replace With: ");
Hit CTRL-P to replace.
Then I hit CTRL-H again, replace " with set.add("
It replaces the entire file because selection was lost.
Please retain selection after CTRL-P in replacement.
Yes, I know I could do this with a regex.  But not all cases are so simple and this would be broadly applicable.
Comment 6 jlilley 2015-09-04 13:12:45 UTC
I can see from comments that this is supported, however the steps are easy to miss:
    Make selection
    Hit CTRL-H
    Find What: ", 
    Replace With: ");
    Hit CTRL-P to replace.
    DO NOT hit CTRL-H again
    With mouse, click on "Find what" OR type ALT-I to select

Perhaps a "doc fix" is the right solution?

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