Dotted rectangle around file

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w64bit
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Dotted rectangle around file

Post by w64bit »

Do a search.
Click on empty space.
The first item has now a dotted rectangle around it.
Is there any setting to get rid of it?
void
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Re: Dotted rectangle around file

Post by void »

the dotted rectangle shows the result list focus.

To hide the dotted rectangle:
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Advanced tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show settings containing, search for:
    draw
  • Select: draw_focus_rect
  • Set the value to: false
  • Click OK.
w64bit
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Re: Dotted rectangle around file

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Thank you. Focus rectangle is now off.

But this pointed to 2 new issues:
1. there is no more rubberband selection rectangle (Show translucent selection rectangle = OFF in Win settings).

2. even if the focus rectangle is off, after I click on empty space, the file focus is there.
How to replicate:
- search for ext:jpg
- open preview pane
- click on jpg -> preview is displayed (OK)
- click on empty space -> no preview (OK)
- close preview pane
- open preview pane -> preview is displayed (not OK)
void
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Re: Dotted rectangle around file

Post by void »

It sounds like you want to avoid setting the focus on an item when clicking in the result list.

Currently, Everything doesn't have an option to do this.
The first visible will be focused when clicking on the results list.


- open preview pane -> preview is displayed (not OK)
I'll look into keeping the preview hidden.
void
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Re: Dotted rectangle around file

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Everything 1.5.0.1378a will no longer show a preview when there is no selection.
w64bit
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Re: Dotted rectangle around file

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New thing noticed regarding focus rectangle.
- do a search.
- click on empty space.
- the first item has now a dotted rectangle around it.
- right keyboard arrow -> the focus rectangle is moving in the next column.
It should not. Focus rectangle is for files/folders in name column.
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Re: Dotted rectangle around file

Post by void »

Everything uses left/right to focus the 'cell'.

This helps with scrolling and helps perform actions on a 'cell' with the keyboard.

Only items under the name column can be selected.
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