When I search for something within a Notenik collection, I naturally then make use of ⌘G (
Nav > Find Again — though in most apps it’s usually Find Next; cf. BBEdit) to advance to the next note that contains my search text.
I’d been about to submit a bug report that Find Previous (usually, but not always ⇧⌘G) never did anything other than beep. But it seems that there are some vaguely duplicated commands at
Edit > Find — and that the disabled command
Edit > Find > Find Previous is what’s mapped to ⇧⌘G. Under
Nav > Find Previous, however, I find … nothing. It looks like there is no way to cycle backwards through the notes matching my search criteria.
Well, sort of there is. One can use ⌘[ to cycle backwards through notes I’ve just visited — but this is potentially a quite different history stack, since one is free to navigate to other notes at any time and then return to advancing through the search results again with ⌘G.
And as far as I can tell, all the options within
Edit > Find are always disabled.
What I would expect is the following, and I’m submitting this as a feature request:
I’d be happiest if the same term (Find or Search) was consistently used. Currently, the toolbar field says Search and the menu commands are Find and Advanced Search….
Nav or under
Edit > Find (but not both!), I would hope to find the following:
Find⌘F: puts the user in the toolbar search field.
Advanced Find⇧⌘F: brings up the Advanced Find dialog box.
Find Next⌘G: advances the user to the next found note.
Find Previous⇧⌘G: moves the user backwards through the collection to the previous found note.
Nav (possibly renamed
Go, à la BBEdit), I’d like to see what’s currently there, shortened:
Next Note⌘]: advances the user forward by one note, as defined by the collection’s order
Prior Note⌘[: moves the user backward by one note, as defined by the collection’s order
Go, as above):
Back⇧⌘[: moves the user backwards through their history, exactly as in all web browsers
Forward⇧⌘]: moves the user forwards through their history, exactly as in all web browsers; this would be disabled unless the user has previously moved back into their history