Make "replace string" case sensitive

Bug #1042751 reported by Jose Luis Navarro on 2012-08-28
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
elementary UX

Bug Description

I miss this functionality from others text editors

(Two weeks using scratch)

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Changed in scratch:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Andrea Basso (voluntatefaber) wrote :

This actually concerns the search functionality, the replace-thing is just a consequence.
While usually smart-case is good enough, in this case, especially for devs, a "Match Case" check-box could be better. Or even an option to decide whether have the smart-case feature or the check-box. The UX-team should decide.

Changed in scratch:
assignee: nobody → elementary UX Team (elementary-design)
Jacob Parker (jacobparker1992) wrote :

I suggest we have 'replace', 'advanced' as buttons in find. Advanced is a popup that has toggles and a replace all.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

I would strongly prefer not to add more options to the code base. Is there something that smart case isn't covering?

Changed in scratch:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Fabian Thoma (fabianthoma) wrote :

@Daniel: Yes, as described in this Bug report Smart Case does not cover the event that you want to replace "this" but not "This" as an example. "this" in the search box will match both cases and because of that will replace both occurences. The suggestion is to add a button to make the search functionaility case sensitive, but keep the smart case search as a default.

Changed in scratch:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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