Scripting News: Fargo gets Find.

Today “Fargo” got its Find command, finally.

The hard part of doing Find in a browser-based app is figuring out how to reliably get the keystrokes for Find and Find again, Cmd-F and G respectively.

The browser has its own Find, but an outliner like Fargo really needs to do it for itself. The browser doesn’t know about text that’s tucked away under collapsed headlines, for example. And it shouldn’t be searching the menus and the text in the right margin.

So I did a search, read a couple of Stack Overflow threads, and decided to give keypress.js a try. It seems to work, nicely done! 🙂

It works well in Chrome and Safari, problems in Firefox.

This is something the browser guys should get together on, imho, if there’s going to be a browser-based apps ecosystem.

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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