How to dock Find Results widow to the right of text window?



  • My Find Results widow is always opened and docked and is seen under editing text file. Since strings are often short than I want both text and Find Results window to be high (but narrower).

    How to place Find Results widow to the right of text window at left?

    I’ve tried to move Find Results widow but the only result is undoking and becoming separate popup window; plus a time to return to starting better state.



  • @Pavel-Senatorov

    I’m unsure if I understand your question correctly.
    If the find results window is floating (aka undocked), use the mouse and click
    into the window title area and drag it slowly, while still pressing the mouse button,
    to the right end of the npp window.
    Once you see a new rectangle appearing. release the mouse button.
    That should it be.

    Eko



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  • @Eko-palypse
    Now 've tried to do it; but no success:
    0.Moved the Find Results widow to make it floating: +works.
    1.Moved it to right edge: -works: I can move it some but no more; it stops to move at some point long before being at right edge.

    Then how to move it further?



  • @Eko-palypse
    Now 've tried to do it; but no success:
    0.Moved the Find Results widow to make it floating: +works.
    1.Moved it to right edge: -works: I can move it some but no more; it stops to move at some point long before being at right edge.

    But the trouble to move was because I use+see Document switcher window. After closing it I moved FRw to right and +: it now docked right of editing texts!

    So this task is solved: thanks!
    But I’m to see+use both FRw+DocSwitcher that is not that simple to achieve… but it’s another Q to solve.

    And also how to mark my Q as solved? Inet search does not show the way.



  • @Pavel-Senatorov said:

    And also how to mark my Q as solved? Inet search does not show the way.

    To the right of your post you see something like this ^ 0 v and then to the right of that there is ... but vertically—click on that vertical dot-dot-dot and there will be an option somewhere in there to mark as solved (I think…I can’t check it).



  • @Pavel-Senatorov said:

    But I’m to see+use both FRw+DocSwitcher that is not that simple to achieve… but it’s another Q to solve.

    It seems that you are correct with this, but it goes beyond the Find result window and the Doc Switcher window. Once one is docked on the right (or left), the drag method doesn’t seem to want to allow a second one there (at least no ghost rectangle appears).

    But I found a workaround. If you use the drag method to dock one on the right, then double-click its title bar to make it floating, then drag the other one to dock it on the right, and finally double-click (again) the title bar of the floating one, you will end up with both windows docked on the right.



  • @Scott-Sumner if by double click on ( MynppPluginDemo ) dockable window can reset to right side . there if double click on ( function list ) dockable window not reset why?



  • Ok, I missed to explain that if there are already dockable windows on that side,
    then you need to take care to move it into the titlebar area of the topmost window.
    At least in 7.6 this is how it works.

    Eko



  • @Eko-palypse

    Yes, this is the way… I do this so seldom that I never remember. Sure would be nice, though, if that ghost rectangle appeared when dragging a second+ window to a location where one is already docked!



  • @Scott-Sumner No such an option :( in this …



  • @Pavel-Senatorov

    I don’t know…you write so little and expect others to know what you are talking about. When I have a floating Find Result panel I can use @Eko-palypse 's method of dragging it and dropping it on an already-docked window title (at the top) or I can drop it on the tabs (at the bottom). Either method works for me. What version of Notepad++ do you have, BTW?



  • @pavel-senatorov, @eko-palypse, @scott-sumner and All,

    Ah, interesting discussion, indeed !

    I’ve done some tests and here are my deductions, below. Of course, I’d like your feedback on this matter to add/change/delete some of my assumptions, if necessary :-))


    AFAIK, the list of native dockable N++ panels is :

    • Doc Switcher ( Document List )

    • Column Editor

    • Clipboard History

    • Find Result

    • Project

    • Folder as Workspace

    • Document Map

    • Function List

    And we can add the console panels, from some well-known script plugins, as :

    • Lua Script Console

    • Python Console

    • NppExec Console

    I certainly omit some plugin’s panels !


    Now, regarding the mouse gestures on these panels :

    • If one docked panel or a docked set, of several panels, is docked on a side of the N++ window, left-click on the title bar of this panel, or set of panels, and drag it :

      • Till the mouse pointer is outside that title bar to get a floating panel or set of panels
    • If one docked panel or a docked set of several panels, is/are floating in the N++ window, left-click on the title bar of this panel, or set of panels, and drag it :

      • Till the mouse pointer is over the left boundary of the N++ window to dock this panel, or set of panels, on the left side of N++ window

      • Till the mouse pointer is over the right boundary of the N++ window to dock this panel, or set of panels, on the right side of N++ window

      • Till the mouse pointer is over the status bar of N++ to dock this panel, or set of panels, on the bottom side of N++ window

      • Till the mouse pointer is over the tool bar OR the first row of N++ tabs to dock this panel, or set of panels, on the top side of N++ window

    Remarks :

    • A left double click on the title bar of a docked panel, or set of panels, makes this panel or set of panels floating, with its previous size

    • A left double click on the title bar of a floating panel, or set of panels, docks this panel or set of panels, to its previous docked location

    • A left double click on the bottom tab of a particular panel, from a set of panels, docks this panel to its previous docked location

    • If, you want to unset a particular panel, from a set of panels, left click on its bottom tab, of the panel’s block, and drag it till the mouse is outside its tab area, to get, either, a new floating or docked panel OR left double click on its bottom tab

    • If you want to join a particular panel to an existing set of panels, left click on the title bar of this panel and drag it till the mouse is over the title bar of this set of panels

    • If you want to join an existing set of panels with a single panel, left click on the title bar of this panel’s set and drag it till the mouse is over the title bar of this single panel

    • Whatever the location or status of a panel, or set of panels, a left click on the close button of its title bar, closes this panel, or the all set of panels

    Important :

    • While testing, I noticed that, frequently, N++ hangs on if the Find Result is involved, in mouse operations :-(( And all ended up properly, only, after I closed the N++ process, in the Task manager !

    Best Regards,

    guy038



  • @guy038

    Partially correct, but to be honest, I’m confused that such a simple action
    is so complicated to explain, and I’m even unsure if my explanation below
    covers all the scenarios.

    Basically, panels can be docked left, right, below and above of the editor area.
    Panels are always overlapped, meaning when a panel is to be docked to one side,
    where another panel already exists, the new panel will overlap the old one.

    To move a panel from one side to another it is necessary to understand that
    it makes a difference whether the panel exists alone or in a group of panels and
    whether it should be moved to a free side or to a side with existing panels.

    Moving one or more panels consists of 3 actions

    1. the release of the current position,
    2. moving to the new position and
    3. docking into the new position.

    Releasing (aka make a panel floating):
    There are two scenarios

    1. the panel is alone or
    2. part of a group of panels

    If the panel is alone, double-click on the window title area to release the panel.
    If the panel is in a group of panels, a double-click on the window title area
    will result to release all panels.
    In order to release only one particular panel, a double-click on the tab title area
    of ​​the panel is required.

    Moving the panel(s):
    Click into the window title area and while still holding down the mouse button
    move the panel to the desired side.

    Docking the panel: (the mouse button is still pressed)
    When docking a panel, again, two scenarios are to be considered

    1. the desired side does not have any panels or
    2. there are already one or more panels on that side

    If no panel exists on the desired side, then drag the window until a new rectangle
    appears - release the mouse button
    If one or more panels already exist, move toward the window title area or tab title area
    of the existing panels and release when the new rectangle appears.

    Regarding the find result window, i haven’t seen any problems while doing a short test.

    Eko



  • oops can not change the post after 3 minutes.

    @guy038
    Just wanted to make sure that I’m not complaining with your explanation.

    Eko



  • Hi, @pavel-senatorov, @eko-palypse, @scott-sumner and All,

    Ah, @eko-palypse, I didn’t even think that, in a floating or docked group of panels, any left double click on a bottom tab, unset the appropriate panel to its previous location ! Thanks for that hint ;-))

    So I’ve updated my previous post and added the Doc Switcher in the list of N++ panels, too.

    I admit that most of these mouse gestures are easier to perform than to explain !

    Regarding the Find Result panel, today, I did not notice as many problems, as I got yesterday, but it still bugged twice ! It’s probably because of my weak laptop configuration :-(

    Cheers,

    guy038


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