[Feature Request] Word which is highlighted via "Ctrl+F", if it contains link, then pressing "Ctrl+Enter" should open link.

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Toolkit
Find Toolbar
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
2 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Nirav, Unassigned)

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Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/42.0
Build ID: 20151030084315

Steps to reproduce:

This is feature request, so far I haven't seen in Firefox.

1. Press Ctrl+F
2. Search some word, say "Home"
3. If word is highlighted and its containing Link, then if we press "Ctrl+Enter" it should open link.


Actual results:

1. Press Ctrl+F
2. Search some word, say "Home"
3. If word is highlighted and its containing Link, then if we press "Ctrl+Enter" it should open link.


Expected results:

1. Press Ctrl+F
2. Search some word, say "Home"
3. If word is highlighted and its containing Link, then if we press "Ctrl+Enter" it should open link.

Updated

2 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Untriaged → Find Toolbar
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Comment 1

2 years ago
It sounds pretty good, but the Ctrl+Enter will switch "Highlight all" at present, Shift+Enter & Alt+Enter is next/previous highlight.


It is more likely to be third-party extensions to achieve, which is a lower cost. Like the https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/findbar-tweak/.
FWIW you have the links-only search mode (press ' in your keyboard while not typing anywhere, not even in the findbar), which lets you do this.
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Comment 4

2 years ago
(In reply to Luís Miguel [:quicksaver] from comment #3)
> FWIW you have the links-only search mode (press ' in your keyboard while not
> typing anywhere, not even in the findbar), which lets you do this.

Yeah I think links-only search mode is similar thing except it wont go through words without links.
Thanks to you.

But I think it would be helpful, If "Ctrl+F" search mode can support same thing.
1. If I my cursor is in TextBox, then I won't be able to open "links only search mode" directly.
2. I believe its normal user behavior to search via Ctrl+F and follow link if found in search.

Though I would like to see others view if this feature is really necessary or not in "Ctrl+F" search mode.
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Comment 5

2 years ago
As Yang mentioned below hot keys already used,
"Ctrl+Enter"  --> highlight all words
"Alt+Enter"   --> next word
"Shift+Enter" --> prev word

I think "Alt+Shift+Enter" can be used for this one.
I'm afraid that this is not a feature we will be able to spend time on and we already have the quickfind feature that is designed for quick page navigation specifically.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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