Now that the `Find...' command is no longer in the same menu as the various Internet search items, it does not need the `in This Page' verbiage. That Find applies only to the current document is implicit, because that's how the same command behaves in almost all other apps. What you see: * `Find in This Page...' What you should see: * `Find...' Problem occurs in: * latest Mozilla builds Problem does not occur in: * Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 * iCab 2.6 * Opera 5.0b5 * Netscape Communicator 4.79
this obviously happens on all platforms mozilla runs on, not only mac
OS: Mac System 9.x → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Comment on attachment 77505 [details] [diff] [review] patch r=caillon
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jglick: I've heard you created the spec for the menu entries. Do you approve the change of "Find in this page" to "Find" for the reasons outlined above?
qa --> firstname.lastname@example.org
QA Contact: paw → pmac
The spec was approved by 'pixeljockeys' a cross functional group of folks involved in UI issues. You'd want to be consistent and change Mail to "Find..." as well. Cc'ing browser ui and tech pubs folks for their thoughts.
Created attachment 77519 [details] [diff] [review] patch part2 oops, indeed, here's the mailnews part
I doubt most users understand the difference between Find and Search. Netscape 4.x also used the "Find in Page..." menu item (although admittedly its edit menu also had Search items.) Netscape 4 also removed the very useful Find toolbar button. I can only assume that this was based on user confusion between the two. I'd be inclined to change this in mail only.
I don't think we should do this. 4.x for Windows says "Find in Page", IE 6 for Windows says "Find (on this Page)". Users may think Find... in mail is for messages. Why change this and risk confusion?
Either do this or change "Find Again" to "Find Again in this Page". Sounds kinda silly now, doesn't it?
I don't see why mail/news needs to be changed as well, since it's already using wording which is inconsistent with Navigator. If we're discussing both, however, I can expand the list from the original bug report ... Problem occurs with: * latest Mozilla builds Problem does not occur with these browsers: * Netscape Navigator 1.1 * Netscape Navigator 2.01 * Netscape Navigator 3.04 * Netscape Navigator 4.79 * Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 * Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 * Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 * Opera 5.0b5 * iCab 2.6 Problem does not occur with these mail/news programs: * Netscape Mail 3.04 * Netscape Messenger 4.79 * Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0 * Microsoft Outlook Express 4.02 * Eudora Mail (all the versions I can see using images.google.com) * MT-NewsWatcher 3.1
As I already said, your list is not accurate. You need to specify that you're referring to mac. Both 4.x and IE for Windows have text similar to ours.
(Sorry, `Outlook Express 4.02' should read `Outlook Express 5.02'.)
I agree that it may be confusing in Mail. But for Navigator, I've never heard anyone talk of "Finding on the web". They always "Search the web". I don't think having just "Find" would be confusing at all. It's a pretty standard menu, even Notepad has it.
future until something has been decided
Severity: minor → trivial
Priority: -- → P5
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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