Number: 634

Date: 10-Apr-84 17':06':13

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: FIND, SUSTITUTE should center selection, not put it on top line

Assigned To: 


Status: Declined


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Annoying


Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Text

Subsystem: TEdit



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Description: '
Date':  9 Apr 84 02':47 PST'
Subject': TEdit': Centring of display'
TEdit System Date':  6-Apr-84 16':45':56'
Lisp System Date':  8-Apr-84 18':02':02'
Machine': Dorado (Ventana)'
Microcode version': 24,2'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Minor'
IWBNI operations such as FIND and SUSTITUTE centred the thing they found rather than positioning the line in question at the top of the screen.  It''s frequently helpful, especially in SUBTITUTE to see more context than just the one line in question.'
Also, I noticed in the old TEDIT that SUBSTITUTE wouldn''t mark (underline) its subject string if it was in the top line in the display.  I haven''t been able to get SUBSTITUTE to work in the new Tedit to see if this is still true.'
Date': 10 May 84 13':49 PDT'
Subject': AR 634 -- FIND, SUSTITUTE should center selection'
To': Wallace'
I''ve thought about this, and have marked the suggestion DECLINED.  I think that having it near the top is right.  '
Now, I COULD see having a mode where FIND left what it found selected for pending-delete....'


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Edit-By: Sybalsky

Edit-Date: 16-May-84 12':41':55