Drop down list, filtering and key input


(bluecd) #1


My few cents to 2.80: just excercise moving camera on path and noticed
it would really speed up workflow if on a drop-down list where I have to assign eg. Track-to Empty object
typing FIRST LETTER of type name would narrow choice or point ont that list directly within proper group.
Maybe Iam not clear enough: Theres lots of object on drop-down list but if i type E - it points me directly
to a group of objects with their name starting with 'E" /here: EMPTY/…

When you got many objects it takes much focus and time to find proper one…
What do you think?

(zeauro) #2

We have options to control filtering in outliner.
But it is true that elsewhere an appropriate filtering requires to type at least 2 letters.

I think it depends of context.
It is not same thing to filtering objects in a list with a naming convention using suffixes and filtering in a list with a naming convention using prefixes.

Honestly, It doesn’t bother me to type 2 letters.
But I understand that people would like to have a user preference for that.

(bluecd) #3

Well, afaik it usually goes about prefixes - as you begin typing a word with…
But anyway - if not hard to implement it would ease workflow significantly imho…