Hello, I tried a search on this but insight failed to befall me, so …
I try to get more into the Sorter. Clipping and adding content is quite ok. But I have trouble understanding and using the search part of the Sorter:
In the Preferences I set up a “Search Hotkey” in the Sorter section. Invoking the Sorter works fine. But:
- when the Appearance of the Sorter is set to “Show as Dock Tab”, it does not have focus. So I have to click on it before I can enter text (rendering the keyboard shortcut irrelevant)
- when set to “Show as Menu Extra”, I can enter text after the shortcut. But: I cannot use the arrow keys to navigate the result list. Again I have to go back to the mouse
- If I understand it right, the Sorter is not meant to add stuff into DT? (it does not stay open and I can only drag-and-hold files on the Sorter icon)
- So, in my understanding, the search part in the Sorter is more a kind of a quick-open-functionality (a system wide “Go to”). But: if it is meant to open things, why does is it only find groups and not other things where “opening” would be a legit and likely action?
Please do not read this as a rant. I really want to understand how this could be put to good use (a system wide search-and-goto for all contents in my databases would be a dream). But: in it’s current form I pretty much see no use at all in this part of the sorter.
But: maybe I’m looking for something that is not meant to be there. How are other people using the Search part of the Sorter? Are there any tipps how to make good use of it?
Thanks for your time and ideas