Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

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Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *DrShark » 2019-10-19, 13:20 UTC

ghisler(Author) wrote: New functions in Total Commander 9.50:
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Search:
  • Option to search in search results only
New function is named "F2 Search in found files" and it literally searches in files only: if initial search results contain folders, and to try to perform F2 search with only "Directory" attribute checked on Advanced tab, TC will find nothing. If only folders were found in initial search, F2 checkbox isn't even available for checking.

In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with additional search on folders from results of previous search.

Also, I think it would be nice to see additional option to perform F2 search INSIDE folders found in results of previous search.
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Re: Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *Usher » 2019-10-19, 13:38 UTC

DrShark wrote:
2019-10-19, 13:20 UTC
Also, I think it would be nice to see additional option to perform F2 search INSIDE folders found in results of previous search.
You are absolutely right. Example: search for folders with some author name, then search for files with some title or content.
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Re: Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-10-21, 15:22 UTC

Indeed it only searches in found files, as the checkbox title implies. Searching recursively through folders would make the function a lot more complex. It would require an additional search for each found folder. It would also cause duplicates, e.g. when c:\windows and c:\windows\system32 are both found. Currently TC only needs to compare the new search parameters with the already found files.
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Re: Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *cubic » 2019-11-19, 13:28 UTC

How can one access this "F2" function? I can not find it in the "Commands" menu.

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Re: Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *Horst.Epp » 2019-11-19, 13:40 UTC

cubic wrote:
2019-11-19, 13:28 UTC
How can one access this "F2" function? I can not find it in the "Commands" menu.
F2 toggles the check box above the Search results after a search is done.
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Re: Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-11-19, 15:29 UTC

It's only available in the search dialog once you have made a search.
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Re: Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *cubic » 2019-11-20, 15:22 UTC

and it is not available in v9.22a. right?

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Re: Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *tuska » 2019-11-20, 15:26 UTC

cubic wrote:
2019-11-20, 15:22 UTC
and it is not available in v9.22a. right?
That's right.
HISTORY.TXT wrote:06.11.19 Release Total Commander 9.50 beta 4
05.11.19 Added: Find files: "F2 search in found files" now also searches in previously found folders (32/64)

Options added during the development of 9.22 (but only added to 9.50)
04.02.19 Added: Search dialog: Option to search in search results only (32/64)
04.02.19 Added: Search dialog: View previous search results (32/64)

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Re: Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *Horst.Epp » 2019-11-20, 17:10 UTC

cubic wrote:
2019-11-20, 15:22 UTC
and it is not available in v9.22a. right?
Read the thread starter and it should be clear :)
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Re: Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *cubic » 2019-11-21, 07:33 UTC

Thanks.
In the original post, the word "only" and the comment after that mislead me in thinking something else.
"Option to search in search results only".
Now it is all clear.
Thanks.

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