Program behaviour while performing a longer query

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punxsutawney72
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Program behaviour while performing a longer query

Post by punxsutawney72 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:57 am

During a prolonged search (e.g. using the new content: option) the message "Querying" is displayed in the status bar and the main program window becomes unresponsive. The user can abort the search by clicking a button in a non-modal message box. This program behaviour seems a bit clumsy to me. First, I would suggest converting said message box into a modal window, so it can not be covered by the main program window. Then, there should be a "Cancel" button in the window and a progress bar should show the current status of the search.
PS: Thank you for offering this very useful piece of software for free!

void
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Re: Program behaviour while performing a longer query

Post by void » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:04 am

The non-modal dialog is not the ideal solution. Unfortunately, a modal dialog is not possible with the current database access design of Everything.
I am considering adding some sort of result cache to prevent blocked access to the Everything DB.

Thanks for your suggestion.

therube
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Re: Program behaviour while performing a longer query

Post by therube » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:38 pm

+1 for a bit better "Cancel" button.
(I had hit ESC, but didn't realize a Cancel button had turned up.)

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