This is a simple search megawidget that I did real quick using Snit. The widget contains an entry widget that can be used to enter search information. These searches will automatically be kept track of. It will also display a list of "categories" or columns that you can limit the search by. It's meant to be used in combination with a table view, such as tktable or tablelist, but can be used for other things as well.
If you've ever used Mac OS X you've see this widget. Apple uses them everywhere. For instance in Mail.app this widget will search through your email and provides the ability to limit your search to just the "Subject" or the "From" headers (and others). I find it useful and it minimizes space usage to boot.
The widget doesn't actually do any searching the developer provides a search command and a cancel search command. The search command is run when <Return> is pressed inside the searchfield, and the cancel command is run when the cancel button is pressed.
- JAC on Aug. 25th, 2004