Currently, you have to use your mouse within the options/settings window to navigate to different options/settings. Searching with your mouse to find a setting wastes time.
- Add a “Search” bar to the Settings/Options window
- When opening the Settings/Options window via gear icon or hotkey, default the cursor to the added Search Bar for seamless typing (so we don’t have to leave the keyboard)
The gear icon says “Settings”,
when you open it the window says “Options” & “Plugin options”.
The language used should be repetitive for the sake of linking. The lack of repetitive word use has led to some minor time wasting:
Whenever I open it, I use a hotkey, when one of my partners opens it they use their mouse. My minds remember it as “Options”, so when I direct a new or mouse-to-navigate users to open “Options” some of them can’t find it due to “Settings” showing as the hover text for the gear icon. I’ve watched a few users open the gear icon, and then exit it. When asked why, they said they thought they were opening “Settings”.
- Add “Settings” to be the title at the top of the “Options” window
- Rename “Options” to “Settings” (don’t change “Plugin options”)
I truly enjoy how Directory Opus did this and added a highlight, to help users link and learn where to find what they were searching for:
You can’t see it in this screenshot, but my cursor defaults to the “Search Preferences” bar