[Pythonmac-SIG] Re: BBEdit questions (Russell E Owen)

Martina Oefelein Martina@Oefelein.de
Fri, 3 May 2002 08:45:25 +0200

Hello Chris,

> > > - The find/replace dialog box is modal. In this day and age? That's
>> > taking "bare bones" too far! (Pepper does this right).
>I have to agree with Russell on both of these. Modal Dialog boxes should
>be kept to an absolute minimum. At least OS-X doesn't have all those
>darn system-modal dialogs!

Maybe that's a matter of taste, but so far I found all nonmodal find/replace dialogs I've seen rather inconvenient. (Besides, on may iBook's tiny 800x600 screen, it wouldn't really make a difference if the find dialog were nonmodal, because it almost occupies the entire screen anyway...)

And the commands in the Search menu provide find/replace functionality in a nonmodal way.