Bug 145292 - Remember the user choices made in the Find dialogue
Summary: Remember the user choices made in the Find dialogue
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Dialog-Remember-Settings
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Reported: 2021-10-24 09:46 UTC by David Lynch
Modified: 2022-08-01 08:43 UTC (History)
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Description David Lynch 2021-10-24 09:46:56 UTC
>>> The defaults in the Find toolbar and the Find dialog are:
>>> Direction: Rows Search in: Formulae
>>> I normally want the opposite: Search in columns (because columns usually
>>> consist of more homogeneous data than columns) and search in Data
>>> (because usually I'm usually looking at the finished spreadsheet rather
>>> than constructing it, and even when constructing a spreadsheet, search
>>> for a formula is infrequent).
>>> You cannot change the default from the toolbar and, if you change the
>>> default from the dialog then move to another sheet, it changes back to
>>> the unwelcome default.
>>> Is there a way to change the default permanently?
>> Not that I've been able to find. I also prefer to search columns
>> before rows and wish there were a way to make that the default.


> I think it would be even nicer if it remembered the settings from last time.


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Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2022-07-23 18:11:00 UTC
UX-team, we wait your opinion here (but I think I saw the same report before...)
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2022-07-25 12:59:44 UTC
Bug 102615 and bug 102506 are the suspects. Changing the defaults in the dialog is one option but why not just remember the last choice?
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2022-08-01 08:43:23 UTC
The topic was on the agenda of the design meeting and it was accepted to remember the last user choice. The Find toolbar should remain as simple as possible and we better not change it.