Make it more clear that pressing enter starts the first found item

Registered by Jan on 2010-06-09

Currently it is not clear that when the search function is used, pressing enter starts the first found item. As this is a great feature, it should be made more obvious.

(Taken from https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cardapio/+spec/take-hints-from-gnome-shell )

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[tvst 2010-06-04]
I have to think about how to do this one, but you are absolutely right.

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[jancborchardt 2010-06-04]
Marking it the way an entry is on mouse-over would be the obvious choice, as it indicates selection. Please see the mockup: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JanCBorchardt?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=Cardapio+%E2%80%93+Selection+of+searched+element+to+be+opened.png

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[tvst 2010-06-06]
I am still not happy with the proposed solution. I don't think it's clear enough from your mockup, that pressing Enter will activate the top result. I will keep thinking about this one.

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[jancborchardt 2010-06-09]
A second mockup, with the focus mark around the first result: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JanCBorchardt?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=Cardapio+%E2%80%93+Selection+of+searched+element+to+be+opened+2.png
While it looks more like a selection, it may confuse because that is normally only used for one element at a time: The one that has the focus (although I don’t think users will either know or care).

And a minor annoyance that goes with the search function: If you use the arrow keys to navigate to the following results, you instead change down to the views. While this makes sense because the views are below the search field, as soon as we find a solution / marking technique for this, it should be changed.

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[jancborchardt 2010-08-04]
I always find myself pressing tab to mark the first one before pressing enter. I think we should just go with the overlay that is used for marking tab position as well (mockup 2).

If it does not fit after all, we can change it then. But we need _something_ in place there. ;)

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