Search chooser box disappears with click

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Firefox
Address Bar
P2
normal
4 months ago
2 months ago

People

(Reporter: ekr, Unassigned)

Tracking

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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox57 wontfix)

Details

(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

(Reporter)

Description

4 months ago
Affects: Nightly configured for single search bar

STR: 
1. Type something in search bar
2. Option to choose search engines appears
3. Click in search bar (e.g., to edit the text)

Expected behavior:
Search choices remain

Actual behavior:
Search choices disappear

Updated

4 months ago
Component: Untriaged → Search
Summary: Search chooser box disappears with click → Search box droplist should disappears when search box clicked
I assume by "single search bar" you refer to the awesomebar, so I've moved it to the proper component.

I'm not sure keeping the panel open is something we want to do. If you intend to edit the text, presumably your focus will be on the input field, not the results panel. Once you are done typing (or even start typing) it will pop up again.
status-firefox57: --- → wontfix
Component: Search → Address Bar
Flags: needinfo?(philipp)
Summary: Search box droplist should disappears when search box clicked → Search chooser box disappears with click
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
I agree with ekr here. The bar and the dropdown are functionally one piece of UI and moving the cursor in a text field is part of editing. It seems like we aren't really gaining anything by hiding it, but we are introducing more flashes and potentially throw users into a situation where they find it hard to get the dropdown back.

This also happens when using the arrow keys to move the cursor in the location bar.

FWIW, both Chrome and Edge keep the dropdown around when moving the cursor. The same is true for the search box on Amazon.
Flags: needinfo?(philipp)
Priority: -- → P2
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