The "Show search options" button is easily missed and would better fit where the other search options are. For consistency the "add new search tab" button could be moved, too.
Add something to restrict a "Current project" search to the current folder a root.
- Either a new combobox item "Current project (current folder)"
- Or an option for "Folder": "Restrict to project files" (like KDevelop does it)
See https://phabricator.kde.org/T10279: Use Ctrl+Shift+F instead of Ctrl+Alt+F for search.
Merge the Ctrl+F and Ctrl+R functions from the current implementation to the Search&Replace plugin where they automatically select "In Current File" (and Ctrl+Shift+F will select the previous selected option so that key-wise everything stays the same.
Clarifiation: after the merge the shortcuts Ctrl+F and Ctrl+R should NOT be removed but work as before. Ctrl+F will select "In Current File" (and, if possible, hide the replace input field to reduce waste of space).
"The panel size is changeable. The problem here is that the separator is invisible :( About half way between the search box and the status bar the mouse cursor changes and you can resize the window."
Somehow remedy this pain point. When a colleague looks over my shoulder, I feel like someone who uses the mouse for first time and does not know to use split views. :-)