Sunday, August 1, 2010

OpenOffice makes me appreciate Firefox' search function.

The search dialog that appears when you hit Command- [or Control-, depending upon OS] F is a bit of UI that's improved greatly but subtly in Firefox: instead of a separate dialog appearing, an embedded interface shows up at the bottom of the page.

This means the dialog location is consistent and predictable, but more importantly, it means that I can always search by hitting Command-F.  Under OpenOffice, Command-F toggles between opening and closing the search dialog; if I was searching for something earlier, I've now CLOSED the dialog rather than opening it.  Very annoying.

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