A typo ... I meant "Configure Search" ... sorry ... I put an update into the post to avoid further confusion
I also updated the diagram, just in case the shorthand way that I illustrated the check boxes was confusing you.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ue1xa4w0pa20y ... l.png?dl=0
I was not suggesting another config .... I was just extending your one here.
- retains your checkbutton to toggle between filter|scroll behaviours
- replaces your button with another check button to toggle from contextual to global search, see discussion below
- add a check button to toggle between the primary search_every_word, and your new search from_beginning_of_tag behaviour
- in the "advanced" section also adds a button to alert user that a search syntax is available ... just displays your existing tool tip (which can be hard to trigger or discover)
- and a button to alert user that customisation of which tags are searched is also available (also hard to discover) ... just transfers user to your Tools|Options|Library|Search panel
- also an info message, when in scroll mode, displaying which column is being used ... this was simple in MM4 sub nodes ... the sub node dictated the tag, and was obvious ... in MM5 the tag being used is variable, ie. is dictated by the primary sort, which is not obvious, nor readily discoverable
Maybe it wasn't clear from my post, but I was suggesting unifying the two search facilities. ... ie. less complexity, not more ... unify these:
- the global Ctrl+F facility, with the magnifying glass icon, at the right of the tool bar
- and the separate contextual facility, also with the magnifying glass icon, that appears in the middle of the tool bar
- if the users clicks ctrl+F, or presses the rhs magnifying glass icon, it sets the scope checkbox to "the whole database"
- or if they just type something, it sets the scope checkbox to "just the current view"
Typically no need to configure anything, nor bore anyone ... everything operates as it does now ...but it would do two things:
- document the existing filter|search facilities, and make them more discoverable ... IMO
- eliminates the confusing UI where there are two apparent search locations, ie. rhs and the also the middle of the tool bar ... and any user who is lost, has a way of toggling in either direction
Sure ... but I think that confusion is already apparent just in this limited beta|alpha test population.