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Re: [redlex] Search and replace issues

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    Hi Jeremy, After discussing this further with Derek, I tend to your position here now (although not to the Beep bit). Ori
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 4, 2005
      Hi Jeremy,

      After discussing this further with Derek, I tend to your position here
      now (although not to the Beep bit).

      Ori

      On 31/03/2005, at 21:21, Jeremy Ginsburg wrote:

      >
      > Ori, (as you know) I'm in agreement with Derek on this point. I
      > believe both Mellel's and TextEdit's behavior comes as a surprise to
      > users and is quite unintuitive, as your awkward explanation, "The point
      > where the insertion point is is selected", exemplifies -- most users
      > (I'd bet) wouldn't think so. SubEthaEdit's behavior is better here:
      > when the user clicks 'Replace and Find' with nothing selected or with
      > something other than the find-text selected, SEE beeps and performs a
      > find. (SEE's find is quite nice in general: simple and quite
      > powerful.) The rule SEE follows, and which Mellel should follow, is
      > that 'Replace and Find' will only replace the find-text -- this is the
      > expectation of most users.
      >
      > Anyone else care to weigh in?
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