find dialog doesn't allow to search for attribute values

Bug #456180 reported by jimmac on 2009-10-20
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
John Smith

Bug Description

I tried to find an object based on the value of inkscape:label attribute I've assigned to it. Looks like the edit>find dialog doesn't actually look for values in the 'attribute' field, but the attribute name. I really thing the UI for the find functionality is quite awkward. For inspiration, check out google :)

I think the starting point of that dialog should be:

[ ] [find]

Every additional checkbox limiting or extending the scope of the search should be considered a necessary evil based on _relevant_ use cases.

Also it would be quite useful not to pop dialogs over the area of interest, the canvas, but use less intrusive in-window search bar like Firefox does.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

related: Bug #170378 “Select All by Stroke or Fill Color”

tags: added: ui ui-dialogs-toolbars
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-07-31
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Confirmed
su_v (suv-lp) on 2011-02-13
tags: added: selection
removed: ui-dialogs-toolbars
ScislaC (scislac) on 2012-08-24
Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → John Smith (john-smithi)
milestone: none → 0.49
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2015-02-23
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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