How to return focus to Search Edit box and clear it

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mvdeckard
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How to return focus to Search Edit box and clear it

Post by mvdeckard »

Everything 1.5a is working great but there's one last QOL/nitpick setting I can't replicate from Everything 1.4:

1.4: I had ESC key bound to View | Go To | Home, and regardless of focus (being in Search Edit box or results list), cursor would return to Search Edit box and existing text would clear. This was a quick way to get back to square one in a single key.

1.5a: I've bound ESC key to Search Edit | Focus Search Edit, however it doesn't clear the search edit box but instead highlights the search text.

I'm sure there's some .ini tweak somewhere that I'm missing. Thanks
void
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Re: How to return focus to Search Edit box and clear it

Post by void »

Please try setting ESC to Search Edit Clear:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Keyboard tab on the left.
  • To the right of show commands containing, search for: clear
  • Select Search Edit | Clear
  • Click Add....
  • Change Use shortcut in to: Global
  • Click in the box under Shortcut key and press ESC.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK.


There's also the History | Home command.
However, there's currently a bug preventing the search box from being focused.
I'll have a fix soon..
mvdeckard
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Re: How to return focus to Search Edit box and clear it

Post by mvdeckard »

Thanks for the reply, I got it figured out soon after I submitted the post for approval, but I think I did the .INI version of what you suggest, I basically added the following to the .ini (key 27 I think corresponds to ESC):

search_edit_clear_keys=27
void
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Re: How to return focus to Search Edit box and clear it

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1327a fixes an issue with the home command not giving focus to the search box.
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