Created attachment 61600 [details]
Mockup of the search field in options window
LibreOffice has a lot of options, and it's sometimes difficult to find one in particular.
Currently, the best way to find it is to use the local Help database.
It would be great to have a small "Search" field that would automatically hide the options in the tree that don't match the entered keywords, as seen in vlc or eclipse.
This would be incredibly useful. Making this HIGHEST ENHANCEMENT.
This sounds a bit interesting to me, and I can see the usefulness of it. I personally probably don't have much time to devote to it right now though. If the community wants it and no one else gets to it, I may look into this a couple of months.
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> I may look into this a couple of months.
in a couple of months
Thorsten has an about:config like plugin to make it possible to see all settings, even hidden ones - that this might fit into quite well. It's hard to see how to present search results with the existing UI in a familiar way.
ie. this needs some serious UX input before actioning :-)
I think eclipse is a good example for this, it has exactly this search field implemented.
If you search in the three left all is hidden which don't contain the keyword, but not only in the name, all field names are searched within the pages.
Screenshot: (found with google) http://tuxanddroid.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/eclipse_settings.png
You can try it out if you test it in eclipse...
Agree that this would be a great feature. Also agree that it takes pretty serious work to change the UI.
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Adding self to CC if not already on
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (needsDevEval)
*** Bug 121160 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 122882 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5
Still a fine idea.
Somewhat unnecessary for power users since advanced options has a search now.