0

certainly something I misunderstand, but I cannot find an answer.

When I search in an org-mode file (with C-s) and find a result in a headline, if I press TAB to expand the headline where I found text, it expands but I get below a line with just "..." . This line is impossible to expand with TAB, and a part of the file is hidden... Where am I wrong ?

Below is an example file, I do

C-s
found
TAB

And I get this :

*** text 1.2...
**** text to be found

blu blu
...         <---------- impossible to expand with TAB, and rest of the file is hidden

Full example file :

* test

** title 1

*** text 1.1

bla bla

*** text 1.2

**** text to be found

blu blu

*** text 1.3

bli bli

** title 2

*** text 2.1

blo blo







Thanks,

Greg
0

I have managed to reproduce this behaviour only when the entire buffer was folded

For a more useful behaviour I'd recommend Two helpers:

  • 1) Type RET and not a TAB in a search.

so:

C-s
found
<RET>
  • 2) use Shift-TAB (shift and tab) to fold and unfold
  • Thanks for your help. Yes, I forgot to mention it : I almost always start with the buffer entirely folded. Shift-TAB does cycle between "buffer entirely folded" and "buffer entirely expanded", so it's not very convenient for my problem... – dust Aug 22 at 17:51
  • Since all headings are hidden your search reveals only that heading and its children. In case of a heading that is the deepest in the hierarchy ( no children ) you get the ellipsis symbol . You can toggle the parent's visibility ('C-c C-u' followed by a tab), or toggle the entire buffer. If you wish to see the rest of the file, why not toggle/show it before the search? – manandearth Aug 23 at 10:59
  • I didn't knew C-c C-u, that is interesting. I am annoyed by this display, but this is maybe because of my usage of org mode : I have a unique HUGE file, I should maybe think about that. Anyway thanks a lot for your help ! – dust Aug 23 at 15:22
  • you should look at 'narrowing' as well as 'sparse-tree' functionality – manandearth Aug 23 at 16:11

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.