Urlbar doesn't highlight search terms in suggestions (behavior is illogical)

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Firefox
Address Bar
P3
normal
2 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: arni2033, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

(Reporter)

Description

2 years ago
>>>   My Info:   Win7_64, Nightly 49, 32bit, ID 20160526082509
STR:
1. Visit https://addons.mozilla.org/ru/firefox/addon/tab-groups-panorama
2. Visit https://addons.mozilla.org/ru/firefox/addon/disable-hello-pocket-reader
3. Close tabs from Step 1 and Step 2.
4. Type "http://addon" in urlbar

AR:  Urlbar shows irrelevant suggestions - links from Step 1 and Step 2, and doesn't explain why.
ER:  Either X (preferable), or Y:
 X) Do not show irrelevant suggestions as requested in bug 1091958
 Y) Highlight "addon" inside suggestions to at least somehow explain illogical behavior
Flags: needinfo?(mak77)
(In reply to arni2033 from comment #0)
> AR:  Urlbar shows irrelevant suggestions - links from Step 1 and Step 2, and
> doesn't explain why.

It always did, it's how it was designed. "http" is stripped from search terms, to provide a broader result set. The reasoning is simple, non-technical users may end up writing http thinking it's necessary to find a site, and could not figure our https is different.

>  Y) Highlight "addon" inside suggestions to at least somehow explain
> illogical behavior

Yes, we should indeed do this.

Note, this is not a regression of the new design, I'm pretty sure it has always been like that.
Blocks: 1071461
Flags: needinfo?(mak77)
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
See Also: → bug 1255557
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