Jump To - Allow Wildcard

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therube
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Jump To - Allow Wildcard

Post by therube » Wed May 20, 2020 9:41 am

Jump To - Allow Wildcard (Regex-like) search (& more?).

As it is, Jump to proceeds in an alphabetical manner (regardless of sort order), starting with the first character of a file name.
Perhaps an option to use, say the forward slash key to initiate a wildcard search of the results.
(Then maybe even something like up/down-arrow to find the previous/next result fitting the criteria.
With any other key/action aborting the Jump to at that point.)

So, if you had:

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01 Friendly Fires - Jump In The Pool.mp3
02 Scooter - Jumping All Over The World.mp3
02 The Jump Off.wma
Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees - 03 - Jump Street.mp3
Jethro Tull - 1987 Crest Of A Knave - 03 - Jump Start.mp3
J, would take you to, Jethro Tull... (current behavior)
/J, would take you to, 01 Friendly.../J/ump In...
/J*S, would take you to, Boz Scaggs.../J/ump /S/treet...
& from there, a down-arrow, would take you to, Jethro Tull.../J/ump /S/tart...
/J*Sta, would, as you're typing, take you to, Boz Scaggs, then as you enter the 'a' part of the Jump, immediately jump you to, Jethro Tull... /J/ump /Sta/rt...

(I suppose, in the above scenario, /J*S, actually finds, /J/ethro Tull...Jump /S/tart... rather then, Jethro Tull.../J/ump /S/tart.)


(While good in theory, well especially since I suggested it :lol:, not sure how much benefit there might be in practice?)


Search:
red


Then in the results list...

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00 - My Love is Like a Red Red Rose.mp3
...
Red Dust.mp3
...
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication.mp3
...
Red Hot Chilie Peppers - Suck My Kiss.mp3
...
(then, as it is, waaaay down the list...)
...
Uriah Heep - Blood red roses.mp3
Current:
R, takes you to, Red Dust
Red H, takes you to, Red Hot

Suggested:
/R, leaves you at, 00.../R/ed Rose
/Red*Rose, leaves you at, 00.../Red/ /Rose/
down-arrow, takes you to,
Uriah Heep - Blood /red rose/s.mp3

NotNull
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Re: Jump To - Allow Wildcard

Post by NotNull » Wed May 20, 2020 10:22 am

therube wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:41 am
While good in theory, well especially since I suggested it :lol:, ...
Hahaha, you made my day! And it has only just begun ...

void
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Re: Jump To - Allow Wildcard

Post by void » Fri May 22, 2020 8:11 am

I'll consider supporting wildcards for the jump to text.

Thanks for the suggestion.

A find dialog is development.
The find dialog will assist with finding results in results.
Wildcards and regex will be supported.

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