Topic "New Login Dialog search"

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rafal_netblink
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I'm not too happy about the search behaviour in the redesigned Login Dialog (I have WinScp 5.5.1, I guess it happened in 5.5 or sometime around this version).

I used to be able to press a letter multiple times and cycle through the list of saved sessions whose names started with this letter, e.g.

(Pressing S repeatedly)
Site one

Site two

Some other site

In the new search you can type anything and it will find the word anywhere in the session name, but as a result you can't cycle through session names with a single key.

(Pressing S and then Tab)
Not a very important site

Another site

One more site

Is it possible to get the old behaviour back?

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martin
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Thanks for your post.
Will see if more people ask for this.
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drooh

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I too would like to see an option to disable this, I can see how it's helpful for some people but for my needs it is more confusing and takes more time
nomad

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At what version of WinScp was this implemented? I would like to go back to the version right before this feature was added. I use winscp daily and this is an annoying feature for me.
rafal_netblink
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nomad wrote:
At what version of WinScp was this implemented?


5.5. The last version without it is 5.1.8.
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rafal_netblink wrote:
5.5. The last version without it is 5.1.8.

Please note that you should avoid using obsolete, potentially buggy and vulnerable, versions of WinSCP (and software in general).
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I'm considering two variants:

- Holding down Shift key while typing would revert to previous behaviour.
- Capital letter in search string would match only capital letters in site names, so "Site" (or simply "S") will match "Site", but not "Not a very important site". While "site" (or "s") will match both.
rafal_netblink
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Both variants sound good. I'd prefer the first one, but the second will do the job too.
martin
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This issue has been added to the tracker:
http://winscp.net/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=1163
rafal_netblink
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That's great. I see it's implemented and scheduled for the next release, so we'll be able to use it soon.
Thanks for your work on this!
drooh

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I think it would be better to have a checkbox in the settings to just disable it, honestly I will never use this new search feature as it is just so odd for more me and causes more confusion than help.
drooh

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Ive been hanging on hoping that this feature would become optional. I dont use capital letters in any of my session names and this feature just slows me down. I now just scroll through my list instead of typing a few characters.

Ill attach a screenshot of how my sessions are stored. Thanks for all your hard work!
1.jpg (38.8 KB)

Description: for me this new search just confuses me. When I type "big" I expect to see bighousesound.com not some other site with big in the middle of the name.

1.jpg

drooh

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I cant stand this new feature and am going back to 5.1.8 as of now

i would gladly pay to have this new sorting feature optional, i like the old way, simple and easy
nom3d

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I've been looking into other FTP programs because this feature was changed, please make a checkbox in the preferences to revert back to original behavior in versions 5.1.8 and before. thank you!
martin
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Since WinSCP 5.8 Incremental site search can be restricted to the beginning of site name only or expended to other site fields:
http://winscp.net/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=1348
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