"Marginally less ridiculous", indeed.
Thank you for that read -- this was the sole option that piqued my interest for CC 2014. But it seems Adobe did not disappoint me.
I don't know why did the interface like that?
Would have been easier to have a "Find Next" and "Find Previous" button.
Probably makes Change and Find easier...
Thanks for the feedback.
We had tried really hard to just provide two buttons "Find Previous" and "Find Next" but there were quiet a few design limitations because of which we can not implement it.
1) We have introduced a new search scope "To Beginning of Story" and we wanted the search scope drop down to populate on the basis of "Search Direction" i.e. we wanted to have either "To End of Story" or "To Beginning of Story" depending upon the whether the user wants to search in "Forward" or "Backward" direction. So it becomes mandatory for the user to select one particular direction and then perform the search operation.
2) Similar to the above reason it also becomes mandatory for the user to "select a direction" before performing "Change/Find" operation. And it would have been impossible if we would have provided two diff. buttons for "Find"
It has been mentioned in the shared blog post that there is no shortcut to change the Search Direction, but we have implemented it. You can use the default shortcut : Ctrl+Alt+Enter(for Win) or Cmd+Opt+return(for MAC) or you can also edit the same by going to Keyboard Shortcut>Edit Menu(Product Area in the KBSC dialog)>Toggle search Direction.
Vipul || InDesign Engineer