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Potential Bug: Intermittent Find & Replace (CTRL-F)

Just thought I’d mention that I keep running into what looks like a potential bug in TDA 3.1.

I’m one of those people who obsessively uses keyboard short-cuts, so I’m very fond of using CTRL-F to access the Find/Replace feature in most editors.

Lately I’ve started to notice that, when editing a script in the editor, CTRL-F may work once or twice to get the Find/Replace dialog to appear, but every time after that I must go to the Edit menu and manually activate it in order to get it show up. No error messages appear either on screen or in the message log - it just doesn’t work to use CTRL-F.

Other keyboard short cuts like CTRL-Z, CTRL-C, CTRL-X, CTRL-V all work just fine and never seem to have an issue.

I entered CR99413 to investigate this. What I have found is that if unknowningly do something to give focus to one of the docked windows (navigator, code snippest, etc). my next key strokes are actually going to that window, as it has the focus now. That window actually having focus maybe what you intended, or it may not be. Programatically it would not be possible to know the difference.

Next time it happens take a look and see if that is what is occuring. If that is the case, we won’t need to change anything. But we will still investigate.

Debbie

Hi Debbie,

I confirmed that the issue still occurs even when I make sure that the cursor is blinking in the edit window, and that that tab has the focus.

Debbie Peabody wrote:

I entered CR99413 to investigate this. What I have found is that if unknowningly do something to give focus to one of the docked windows (navigator, code snippest, etc). my next key strokes are actually going to that window, as it has the focus now. That window actually having focus maybe what you intended, or it may not be. Programatically it would not be possible to know the difference.

Next time it happens take a look and see if that is what is occuring. If that is the case, we won’t need to change anything. But we will still investigate.

Debbie

Hi Debbie,

I’m actually finding that some other short-cuts don’t work consistently as well - such as F5 and F9 to run scripts.

They’ll work for one run, but then not for the next two, then again for several - it varies and is not consistent. And, just to make sure, I’ve confirmed that it’s the editor window that has the focus.

Thanks for checking into this. I added this info to the CR.

Debbie