This is such a basic thing that I assume it has previously been requested,
though I couldn't find it. I apologize if this a repeat question/request.
I wonder why when performing a word search, the entry box disappears once a
word has been selected. This behavior makes sense for screens with limited
real-estate, but for large tablets (like the one I use), it would be a
convenient option to leave it visible.
For instance, let's say I search for "日本", then select one of the many
entries that come up. As it is now, if wish to refine or restart my search, I
must either hit the back key, or pull up the menu and select "word search" to
return to the top-level search page. (I realize I could also hit the
magnifying glass icon to perform a search, but searches performed this way are
not "remembered" at the top level, and still require an extra touch.)
If the search box simply remained visible, I could directly edit or clear my
previous search, eliminating at least one stroke from the current (and each
subsequent)search. When performing as many searches as I do, one or two strokes
saved per entry is significant!
Original issue reported on code.google.com by jebj...@gmail.com on 1 Jan 2015 at 6:53
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It would be easiest to make the "magnifying glass search" to remember the
searches. Adding the omnisearch everywhere is nearly impossible because of the
way android works... also, making the omnisearch focused (so that you can type
into it) would also require additional touch.
So, if you agree, I will implement the search remembering (but only when the
Settings / GUI Tuning / Pre-fill Omnisearch is set to "Last Search").
Original comment by martin.v...@gmail.com on 3 Jan 2015 at 8:39