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JS: How to check if the Find/Change panel is open?

May 16, 2012 2:28 AM

Is there a way to check if the Find/Change panel is open?

 

Thanks,

 

Peter

 
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    May 16, 2012 4:56 AM   in reply to Peter Kahrel

    I can't think of a way. Why do you care?

     

    Dave

     
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    May 16, 2012 11:13 AM   in reply to Peter Kahrel

    Menu-Invoke "Find/Change"?

     

    Somewhere in a past version the Find/Change dialog behavior got messed up. Ctrl+F doesn't (always) activate it, and if it *is* activated, the cursor doesn't always pops up in the Find What field. If it doesn't, I have to press Ctrl+2/Ctrl+1 to temporary switch to the GREP tab and back (and then you *can* type in something). Another bummer: when the Find dialog is "up" and active but not responding, you also cannot use Tab to go through its items, or Esc to discard it, or Alt+(any underlined shortcut in the dialog).

     
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    May 16, 2012 1:17 PM   in reply to Peter Kahrel

    >it's not a dialog proper, because you can happily beaver away in InDesign while it's displayed (which isn't possible with a proper dialog displayed, such as Text Frame Options or Paragraph Rules)

     

    (Gently rolling OT here.) Could it get any worse? Yup, Adobe managed to do exactly that! Ever tried to make sense of the behavior of that infernal "dialog" in CS5.5 where you input custom settings for exporting objects to an e-pub? What is it, a panel? A dialog? Why does it have a "Done" button, and why is it the default (as pressing Enter will discard it!)? Why not an "Apply"?

     
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