Bug 183906 - Search progress box steals focus from progressive search text field
Summary: Search progress box steals focus from progressive search text field
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 155858
Alias: None
Product: okular
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 0.8
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR wishlist (vote)
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Assignee: Okular developers
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Reported: 2009-02-10 13:23 UTC by Michael Liddle
Modified: 2009-02-10 13:26 UTC (History)
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Description Michael Liddle 2009-02-10 13:23:24 UTC
Version:           0.8 (using 4.2.00 (KDE 4.2.0) "release 82.2", KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop / openSUSE_11.0)
Compiler:          gcc
OS:                Linux (i686) release 2.6.25.20-0.1-default

The combination of a progressive search box and a focus-stealing "progress" popup (not that any progress is actually shown) is not so good. KPDF did not do this.

Often if one pauses during the entry of a search (even for only a very short time), the progress box pops up and mouse interaction is required to get back to the search text field. This feels awkward.

Suggest either doing away with progressive search (dispreferred), or making the progress indicator a more "passive" status-bar notification (preferred), or no progress indication at all (a la KPDF).

I don't think that simply making the time-to-detect-inactivity longer is a very good solution, as it would still potentially involve an awkward stealing of focus.
Comment 1 Pino Toscano 2009-02-10 13:26:38 UTC
> KPDF did not do this.

Correct: it just had a modal search dialog and a blocking search.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 155858 ***