This isn’t so much a feature-request as a question whether other users think there could be some UI enhancements to the “Find in Buffer”, “Replace in Buffer” and “Find in Project” panels. All three have some “quirks”, to me at least, but maybe others think they are fine just as they are.
Find in Buffer and Replace in Buffer
- I find it very odd that these both open the exact same panel, but with different inputs focussed. Perhaps “Find in Buffer” should be more like TextMate’s incremental search and “Replace in Buffer” be what calls up the current panel?
- I find the “Replace Prev” and “Replace Next” buttons to have unclear and confusing labels. Suppose I am definitely NOT wanting to do a “Replace All”. I enter my “find” and “replace” text, hit either “Find Next” or “Find Prev” multiple times to get to an occurrence I do want to replace. Now which button do I use? I think that “Replace Prev” means “Replace the current search result, and go to the previous search result”, and similarly for “Replace Next”, but honestly I’m not sure, and when finding and replacing I seem to waste quite a lot of time tentatively clicking buttons and then trying to check whether it did what I was hoping it would do.
Find in Project
- Does anyone else find it odd that there is no “Find” button to initiate the search? I know that you just hit enter, and I discovered that pretty much instantly, but still it seems odd. It’s admittedly a very small thing.
- Atoms results buffer for Find in Project is very similar to Sublime Text’s, and it was one thing I always found a little disappointing in ST. By way of comparison, take a look at TextMate 2’s “Find in Project” which has a number of cool features (although opening a new window is not necessarily one of them).