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Status Is a defect
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 18, 2015

Cursor Progression in FIND dialog is Different

RDP 9.1.
The cursor progression in the "Find/Replace" dialog has changed from previous releases. After entering a search value, the <Tab> key moves focus to the first checkbox option ("Case sensitive") rather than to the "Next" button. (So, no longer do four <Tab>s put you into the "Replace" box.)
If this was a deliberate design change, then I'd ask for reconsideration. If a change in the cursor progression from previous releases is intended, I'd suggest that the first <Tab> from the "Find" box position the cursor to the "Replace" box; perhaps the next <Tab> could go to the "Case sensitive" checkbox.
Instituting a need to frequently back-tab (<Shift>-<Tab>) Seems regressive.

An additional observation: If the "Restrict search to columns" checkbox is selected, the cursor progression from "End column" is back to "Find", and the circuit repeats; the "Next", "Previous", "All", "Replace", and "Replace all" buttons, as well as the "Replace" text box, are ALL bypassed!

Use Case:

In an editor window, open the "Find" dialog (<Ctrl>-F). The cursor should be in the "Find" text box. Press <Tab>. The cursor moves to the "Case sensitive" checkbox.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Mar 25, 2015

    It's a pity that bug-reporting must originate with customers, despite an issue being brought to IBM's attention -- if this is indeed the case. I'm not our company's "APAR-submitting" contact, so I won't be taking this any further.

  • Guest
    Mar 9, 2015

    This request for enhancement has been deemed a defect in our product. Please contact Rational Customer Support to file an APAR.