Method For Auto-Expanding Search Results


#1

By default, searching for tags or text will only show the bullet point where it was written and its parent points. However, in the use case scenario of placing tags in the headers of text, rather than in the body itself, it becomes much more difficult to view the contents of more than a handful of search results.

As an example, searching currently produces results like this:

But it seems that results like this:


would be more useful and less tedious for large searches.


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#2

One more way to implement this is to implement “Expand All” shortcut key when searching, since I believe this is a power user feature anyways.

Here’s how it would work:

  1. User types or selects a tag
  2. Search results show up with highlights on each item:
  3. User presses ⌘⇧. while the cursor is still in search field
  4. All items that have highlighted text will expand in the search results.
  5. User presses ⌘⇧. while the cursor is still in search field
  6. All items that have highlighted text will collapse in the search results.

In the future, if there’s plenty of users doing this action, it could be promoted into a button beside the X?