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Plugin search box behavior fix please

+16 votes
asked Nov 22, 2017 in Instruments and Plug-Ins by aaroncampbell1 (2,370 points)
When typing in the plugin search box in the plugin browser, the cursor disappears after a second of not typing.  If you are unaware of this and you hit backspace to type a new plugin word, it will default back to the media item window and you'll start deleting media items.  Very strange and counter-intuitive behavior.

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+1 vote
answered Nov 27, 2017 by Skip Jones (166,490 points)
selected May 22, 2018 by AlexTinsley
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+2 votes
answered Nov 29, 2017 by Asymetric (200 points)
Yes! Definitely agree, this is extremely annoying. I use plugin search box a lot and i struggle with it all the time. I think you can fix it in just a moment but i would be good improvement.
+2 votes
answered Nov 30, 2017 by TRevMFB (3,280 points)
I hate this behavior as well. I have to constantly remind myself to plug-in search through the browser menu for fear of accidentally deleting audio media.
+1 vote
answered Dec 21, 2017 by mixedbymatty (1,080 points)
Ya, this didn't use to do this and then with one of the updates it suddenly worked this way. I am constantly muting/deleting all kinds of things!
+1 vote
answered Jan 4, 2018 by frankherzog (310 points)
Absolutely right!!!!
0 votes
answered Feb 15, 2019 by Scoox (16,550 points)
Can't reproduce this
0 votes
answered Mar 9, 2019 by martinlang (240 points)
Actually, I believe that what happens is that the search box doesn't wait for you to finish your typing, and then the next key you hit is interpreted as a shortcut. Very annoying.
0 votes
answered Mar 10, 2019 by samirelborno (8,370 points)
I am on Mac and I still don't understand why the plugin search field is not automatically selected when I open the plugin drop down?!?!

When comparing to Cubase/Nuendo all windows that have search boxes will automatically activate for straight typing if such a window will be opened.
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answered Mar 3 by Fabian Kiesewetter (210 points)
is this behavior still present?