- System Settings: Search field has keyboard focus immediately (good!).
- Discover: Search field has to be focused manually (bad!), but shortcut (Ctrl+F) works (good!)
- "Edit Applications": Search field has to be focused manually, Ctrl+F doesn't work (bad!).
Sorry for the nitpicking, but it would be nice if all search fields, at least in system apps, worked in a consistent manner. It's a minor thing to fix and has a huge impact on usability and perceived product quality.
Bugs on the kde component that track required changes across multiple apps don't really work. See https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/Issue_Reporting#One_issue_per_Bugzilla_ticket
The Discover issue was recently fixed in Bug 413407.
Let's use this bug report to track making the search field focused by default in KMenuEdit. Can confirm it!
Here's a patch: https://phabricator.kde.org/D25145
Git commit e99f996b19ca6f62639cd1401924b99e5902995f by Nate Graham.
Committed on 11/11/2019 at 00:41.
Pushed by ngraham into branch 'master'.
Focus search field by default
In general, apps that have Search Fields always visible put the focus there by default.
For example: System Settings and Discover. However KMenuEdit does not follow this pattern.
This patch fixes that.
Test Plan: Open kmenuedit and start typing because the search field is now focused by default
Reviewers: #vdg, #plasma, cfeck
Differential Revision: https://phabricator.kde.org/D25145
M +1 -1 kmenuedit.cpp