Let the search bar remember your last query

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clif08
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Let the search bar remember your last query

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TL;DR
Save your last search query in the Production search bar

What ?
Let's say I open the Production tab, hit Ctrl+F, type "Science" to see how much science I produce. Then I close the Production tab, reopen it, hit Ctrl+F and I need to type "Science" once again. The search bar clears whenever you close the tab, and I find it slightly annoying. I suggest that when you open the Production tab and open search, it should contain your last query () and it should be selected (so that you can start typing right away if you want to search for another thing).
That's what I'd like to see when I open Search:

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Why ?
It's a very small QoL feature that would remove some friction, especially when you're designing and testing production lines, and frequently checking your stats.
That's also how the search bar usually works in office apps, for example, so I'm used to it and would like to have it in Factorio.

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Re: Let the search bar remember your last query

Post by ssilk »

I “counter-suggest” to let it work similar to a shell: cursor up enables to scroll through the search-history.
Cool suggestion: Eatable MOUSE-pointers.
Have you used the Advanced Search today?
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Re: Let the search bar remember your last query

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Or have small drop down list with your history, maybe 5-7 last searches.

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