Yes, this is the strategy I’m using. Actually, object view is one of the tools I adore of TDM.
The problem is: once I find something with Object View I just can double-click on it in order to edit it. Unfortunately, I can’t select the entity, but just edit it.
If you think about it, CTRL+F and Object Viewer do very similar jobs.
- Both searches objects; CTRL+F can just find entities (and this is a limitation); Object Viewer can find anything (and this is coooool)
After the search
- CTRL+F can only select the object (I can edit it with another doubleclick)
- Object Viewer can only edit the object (oops, I can’t select it!)
IMHO those two tools could be melt together or at least they could share their features.
You could even remove the ctrl+F panel, if you’d show the Object Viewer instead: the only requirement should be the ability for Object Viewer to select the object AND edit it.
In other words:
why don’t you add an option to Object Viewer to select the found item?
why don’t you add to CTRL+F a Object_Type combo box, like in Object Viewer?