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REQ: Make "List of words with unknown spelling" great again

Sorry for cross-posting this, but as there was no reaction here, I would like to set it on the agenda in this section.


The problems with this command are actually as follow

  • this kind of view is quite confusing when having more than 20 spelling errors (don't forget that many errors are names, unknown acronyms etc. that the user does not want to have in his/her user dic)
  • no more chance to search a word without typing it in the Quick search bar; the possibility to consult the list and filter with one keystroke (in the simple sense of "where is this?") has gone … -> loss of features
  • no easy undoing
  • killer issue: on the Mac the words are longer than the buttons (not very helpful for spelling errors), even when only having < 20 letters (in Windows it looks better, though not yet tested with very long words - German tends to have these)
  • in this context: Would it be possible to have email addresses and their segments (perhaps even with tags inside) automatically put as NT and excluded from spell check without doing some RegEx magic ourselves
  • perhaps the design could be adapted to the frequent words list that has Add and Search buttons (a more consistent GUI also means a simpler GUI)
  • anyway, such external buttons would give the possibility to put in more features: "search"/"filter"/"filter with context" (hello Jean!) etc.
  • in the actual state the name of the command is misleading (it is "Show words with unknown spelling")


> no more chance to search a word without typing...


Please hold CTRL key while clicking at the button with the misspelled word to search and possibly filter it.


> killer issue...


The buttons got much wider in the latest update, and there are much more comfortable for one-click actions than the printed list.


The design may evolve in the future.

> Please hold CTRL key while clicking at the button with the misspelled word to search and possibly filter it.

 

Really wonderful, great. A small feature changes the game. However, the filter should be limited to whole words, as "Del" also finds "Handeln" etc. pp, Some typos happen in short words, so this can have indesirable effects (no exact filtering). It would not be the best solution to need the "whole words" feature in the S/R dialogue activated for this, as here the feature is necessary, while in the S/R dialogue and the quick search bar it can have bad effects. 


there are much more comfortable for one-click actions than the printed list.


Now that's true. The matrix look is however less clear than a list. Maybe a kind of marking/acknowledgement/ignore for this session (without having them added to the user dic) would be a good solution here.

> The buttons got much wider in the latest update

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But not wide enough yet. Though the need with the Ctrl-click is lees important than before. German has really long words.


Maybe really long words can get a wide button that has the same width as two "normal" buttons (and not more, I assume). But I do not now whether this makes the overview even worse. Another option would be to have line breaks in words with hyphen (but pls not in those without hyphen).



Just as a note: The longest word in Polish word has 176 or infinite letters, the longest Spanish 54, English 45, French 27 and Dutch 53 or infinite, just as the German.

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