Open Bug 1106407 Opened 6 years ago Updated 8 months ago

Needs to be an option for find toolbar to stay open and keep its search string from tab to tab

Categories

(Toolkit :: Find Toolbar, enhancement)

31 Branch
enhancement
Not set
normal

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(Reporter: jason_quinn, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0 Iceweasel/31.2.0
Build ID: 20141102030225

Steps to reproduce:

Trying to find same search string across numerous recently-opened tabs (many thousands).


Actual results:

I have to use cntr-f on each tab and enter my search string over and over again.


Expected results:

The new default behavior where each tab has its own separate search bar is a good thing most of the time. BUT it would be nice if there was a way to "lock" the taskbar such that it behaves in the old way where it was universal and not tied to each tab independently. Web searches find that other people are still interested in the old behavior so this may not be as niche as it might seem at first.

Maybe there could exist a "persist" checkbox in the findbar that causes my desired behavior.
Component: Untriaged → Find Toolbar
OS: Linux → All
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Summary: Needs to be an option for find toolbar to stay open from tab to tab → Needs to be an option for find toolbar to stay open and keep its search string from tab to tab
Severity: normal → enhancement

I also have had this problem and find the new behaviour extremely annoying since it changed from the original behaviour, somewhere around Firefox 15.

Flags: needinfo?(mdeboer)
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