[Enhancement] Search enhancements

Bug #1338862 reported by ToAsT on 2014-07-08
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Bug Description

I have some enhancements that I feel would improve usability in calibre:

1) Allow for an auto-highlight for the previous search term when I click on the search bar.
2) Allow for automatically adding quotes when pasting to the search bar
3) Automatically select and highlight books in the cover grid when typing outside the search grid. e.g., I type L and it scrolls down and highlights the first book title starting with L
4) Have a separate thread for searches so that it doesn't completely freeze the UI when executing a search

On Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 03:25:43AM -0000, ToAsT wrote:
> Public bug reported:
>
> I have some enhancements that I feel would improve usability in calibre:
>
> 1) Allow for an auto-highlight for the previous search term when I click on the search bar.

Sure.

> 2) Allow for automatically adding quotes when pasting to the search bar

There's no guarantee that you want quotes around what you are pasting

> 3) Automatically select and highlight books in the cover grid when typing outside the search grid. e.g., I type L and it scrolls down and highlights the first book title starting with L

calibre uses single letter keyboard shortcuts for actions.

> 4) Have a separate thread for searches so that it doesn't completely freeze the UI when executing a search

No, that would simply mean that you would not know whether the books you
are seeing are the result of a search or not, and since actions are
often performed based on visible books, that would just lead to
mistakes.

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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