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Annotation "Search-Enter" issue
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macOS Macbook Pro Mojave v. 10.14.1
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 MB
Intel Iris Pro 1536 M


Annotation issue;
When searching "cmd+f" for "annotation draw" clicking with the mouse to confirm selection works fine,
But when confirming selection with ENTER gives no result.



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Not sure if this should be fixed or not. There are a bunch of things that act strangely when you use the operator search feature en enable them. Do we consider this a bug or not?

To use Annotation, either enable Annotation in the toolbar, or hold the D key and draw. You can also map the annotation tool to any key you like.

I remember something about this before. The problem is the annotation modal operator is not designed to be used from search menu, so not sure if we can consider this a bug also.

@Antonio Vazquez (antoniov) Rather than fixing this obscure way of enabling Annotate, perhaps there's a way to ensure that operators aren't entered into the search menu?

In any case, I don't think this is a high priority, and in fact another example of why it was generally a good thing to demote the operator search feature from the Space key - there are too many items in it that plainly don't work in certain contexts.

@William Reynish (billreynish) I not totally sure, but maybe all modal operators can't be used from search menu, so we could filter the list checking that value (modal callback not NULL), but this is a question for core developers, maybe @Brecht Van Lommel (brecht).

Removing all modal operators is too drastic, there are many that work fine from the search menu.

The OPTYPE_INTERNAL flag can be used to hide specific operators from the search menu.

I just tried the flag OPTYPE_INTERNAL, but the problem is when use the tool in the toolbar, I get a Tooltip error, so we cannot set this flag now.

Bastien Montagne (mont29) lowered the priority of this task from Needs Triage by Developer to Confirmed, Medium.Nov 29 2018, 3:56 PM