Marked should interact with the standard find pasteboard

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Robert Davis

24 Apr, 2013 04:29 PM

Marked has deviated from the standard OS X find keyboard shortcuts and doesn't seem to use the find pasteboard at all. It also remaps command-e to mean "Open in Editor" instead of the standard "Use selection for find". This makes it harder to fit Marked into my OS X workflow.

Here are some things that would be easier if it handled find like other apps do:
- Highlight a word in Marked - Press command-e - Press command-g repeatedly to find other occurrences - Switch to the editor (perhaps command-tab) and hit command-g to find the same word in the source

Or from the other direction:
- Find a word in my editor - Switch to Marked - Press command-g to find the same word in the rendered preview

The find field should also play along:
- In Marked, command-f to focus on the find field. - Type a word to find it in Marked. - Switch to my editor and command-g to find it there, too

Since nearly every text-based app on OS X supports the find pasteboard, I typically jump between web browsers, code editors, note editors, even Mail, Skype, or todo apps and expect to be able to locate words easily. Since Marked doesn't play along, I find myself constantly retyping searches in the find field that I shouldn't need to type there at all.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 24 Apr, 2013 04:45 PM

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    Marked isn't a text-based app. It's a webkit-based app. The beta improves the find feature, but it's javascript-based and interaction with the system find/pasteboard is probably not going to happen.

  2. 2 Posted by Rob Davis on 24 Apr, 2013 04:47 PM

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    I see. Is it not supported natively by webkit on OS X?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 24 Apr, 2013 04:48 PM

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    The search features in the embedded webkit are heavily crippled.

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