[Bf-funboard] Switch screens from the search bar

David Jeske davidj at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 19:56:45 CET 2015

+1 i really like this idea..
On Feb 12, 2015 9:51 AM, "Pekka" <pekka.tilit at aijai.org> wrote:

> Hello all!
> The task oriented screens (UV editing, animation and the like) are a
> great feature. There are at least two ways of switching them that I'm
> aware of, but the one that I felt that was missing was from the spacebar
> and search.
> I did a few simple operators to do just that...
>     class OpenUVEditingLayout(bpy.types.Operator):
>         """UV Editing Layout"""
>         bl_idname = "screen.uv_editing"
>         bl_label = "Open UV Editing layout"
>         def execute(self, context):
>             context.window.screen = bpy.data.screens['UV Editing']
>             return {'FINISHED'}
> ... but I got thinking if other users would benefit from this kind of
> approach as well. I usually find it easiest to focus on what I'm doing
> by typing it (Spacebar "Video Ed" Enter), where the other methods feel a
> bit awkward in their own way. The dropdown list requires you to be
> careful not to press the X to delete stuff, and Ctrl+Left/Right has you
> try and recognize the UI if it's the one you're after.
> Scripting it like this got the job done, but it has a number of issues.
> It can't open user created screens, and they sometimes get under other
> operators with similar keywords, having you type longer to find it (is
> it possible to prioritize search results? list screens above in a
> separate box?). Someone with more experience of the inner workings might
> know if those things are possible to fix or not.
> Well, thanks for reading my notes.
> Kind regards,
> Pekka Heikkinen
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