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Search window open after a url drag [dvdpedia]

Postby sitenoise » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:14 pm

Why is that?

I honestly never use dvdpedia to search. I find what I'm after, usually at imdb, and drag it to the dvdpedia icon and then have to dismiss the search window to get at the add/edit window. Am I missing a preference setting or is there a reason for this behavior.

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Re: Search window open after a url drag [dvdpedia]

Postby Conor » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:54 am

The search window should open for a second while it searches and then close and the add/edit window should come up. A preference worth trying out is the "Return to search window after add". Another useful preference is the "Add first result automatically". It won't let you edit the entry right away, but it lets you drag a number of entries over to DVDpedia without interaction.
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Re: Search window open after a url drag [dvdpedia]

Postby sitenoise » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:28 am

The culprit is "Spaces". If I assign my browser and dvdpedia to the same space, the search window disappears after a drag. But I have dvdpedia assigned to Space 6 (it deserves its own Space!) and my browser to Space 4. A drag in these circumstances and the search window remains open. What a drag ... :( Oh well.
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Re: Search window open after a url drag [dvdpedia]

Postby Conor » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:25 pm

Thank you for the detail. I will give it try and see if there is something I can do. I stopped using Spaces due to the havoc it was causing with my workflow, so I wouldn't have noticed that in testing.
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Re: Search window open after a url drag [dvdpedia]

Postby sitenoise » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:48 pm

fyi - (first off, don't knock yourself out on this one, it's not that big a deal), I'm running 10.5.4 with the new improved Spaces, just so you know. Some behavior was changed an update or two ago and a checkbox was added to the prefs. I leave it unchecked.

What's interesting, maybe, is that the search box lands on top; if I close that and hit command-w again, it closes the main window, which has been open the whole time, so it seems like the Add/Edit window sneaks in there behind the main window in terms of frontage-ness. Maybe that's normal, seems weird to me.
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