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Option to Keep Search Box Visible #404

GoogleCodeExporter opened this issue Mar 14, 2015 · 2 comments

Option to Keep Search Box Visible #404

GoogleCodeExporter opened this issue Mar 14, 2015 · 2 comments


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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 by 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 on 3 Jan 2015 at 8:39

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Original comment by on 4 Jan 2015 at 11:35

  • Changed state: Fixed

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