View pane has no existing notes
When you type 'blind' into a new document or view window that contains no notes, Tinderbox will create a new note. This occurs Outline and Map views only as other views always include the document as a top level note so a view of that type is never empty.
View pane has existing notes
If the view pane already contains notes, in all main views except Attribute Browser, Tinderbox will attempt to select the first note matching the blind-typed string and scroll it into view. In all cases, potential matches must be 'visible' even if in a currently off-screen part of the view. In the case of Outline and Chart views, items in collapsed branches are not matched.
Tinderbox has slight delay in scrolling the view in response to the blind-typed value as the scrolling could inhibit further input; this should aid using the feature where there are many items with a common stem to their $Name.
Thus, simply typing will cause Tinderbox to select the note - if in the current view - that matches the typed string. Note that:
- where a $DisplayName is set, typeahead matches $DisplayString instead of $Name.
- pressing [Esc] clears the typeahead buffer
- waiting 1.5 seconds before blind typing again also allows the typeahead buffer to clear.
- typeahead accepts flexible abbreviations. For example, "Saf4" will match a note named "Safari 4". When typing an abbreviation, Tinderbox tries to find the best available match - if no exact partial match to $name/$DisplayName is available.
- matching is triggered when 2 letters or more are blind typed into the view.
From v6.5.0, while blind-typing to locate notes in the view pane, the (backwards) Delete key now deletes the most recently-typed character, not the selected note. The Escape key cancels blind typing.