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Find in Diagrams in diagrams
« on: April 17, 2020, 05:55:27 pm »
Hi all,


The Find in Diagrams (Ctrl-U) feature lets you locate a selected element and its instances in all diagrams. It would be useful to extend this function to include diagrams as well.

1) If you select a diagram in the browser, Ctrl-U should locate all diagram frames, diagram references, hyperlinks, navigation cells and lists which target the diagram, and also perform a Ctrl-U search of the elementS(!) which list the diagram as its composite diagram.

2) If you're in a diagram, hitting Ctrl-U should do the same.
EDIT in a diagram with nothing selected. With an element selected, it should do what it does today.

3) While we're at it, the element Ctrl-U should also locate hyperlinks targeting the element. It currently doesn't, but deleting the element still leaves you with a broken link.

Good? Yes?


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Re: Find in Diagrams in diagrams
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2020, 06:02:40 pm »
Hi all,


The Find in Diagrams (Ctrl-U) feature lets you locate a selected element and its instances in all diagrams. It would be useful to extend this function to include diagrams as well.

1) If you select a diagram in the browser, Ctrl-U should locate all diagram frames, diagram references, hyperlinks, navigation cells and lists which target the diagram, and also perform a Ctrl-U search of the elementS(!) which list the diagram as its composite diagram.

2) If you're in a diagram, hitting Ctrl-U should do the same.

3) While we're at it, the element Ctrl-U should also locate hyperlinks targeting the element. It currently doesn't, but deleting the element still leaves you with a broken link.

Good? Yes?


/Uffe
No!   Very Good!   ;)

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Re: Find in Diagrams in diagrams
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2020, 06:48:39 pm »
I always wondered why there is nothing along those lines (I know the answer, hehe). If you press Ctrl-U and get half a dozen appearances you could expect (from a tool these days) that you hover over the entries and get a previev of the diagram (or a sourrounding of the occurence). Now you hit enter and a diagram opens. If you're lucky you can repeat Ctrl-U and go down to the next line (if you happen to find the right one after 7 times). Phew.

Also Ctrl-F (and it's multiple personality) and Ctrl-Shift-F look like loose ends not like something to effectively search data. Oh well.

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Re: Find in Diagrams in diagrams
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2020, 06:57:25 pm »
You can actually doubleclick on the diagrams in the list to open these diagrams without closing the popup.

That avoids having to Ctrl-U again to inspect the next diagram.

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Re: Find in Diagrams in diagrams
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 08:18:49 pm »
Oh, that easy ;-) I usually use the keyboard since I'm typing things anyway. So the Enter closes the dialogue. Probably I should try ctrl-alt-shift (or what else) with enter.

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Re: Find in Diagrams in diagrams
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 07:27:13 am »

1) yes
2) yes yes
3) yes yes yes
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