Add ability to recall previous search terms and history to Address Bar

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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defect
P3
normal
2 years ago
Last year

People

(Reporter: alice0775, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks 1 bug, {ux-error-recovery, ux-undo})

57 Branch
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox-esr52 unaffected, firefox55 unaffected, firefox56 unaffected, firefox57 wontfix)

Details

(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

Reporter

Description

2 years ago
Since Search Bar is removed by default in Nightly57.0a1

When I search a term from Address Bar, the term is gone from the address bar (i.e. it is usually encoded. And various meaningless information is added).

If you want to modify the entered term, you must re-enter everything.
This is a great waste of time.

And the address bar also lacks a function to recall the history of search terms entered in the past

Steps To Reproduce:
1. Search something from address bar.
2. Attempt to correct the term and search again

Actual Results:
It is difficult. You must re-enter everything in address bar.

Expected Results:
It needs UI to recall the previous search term in the address bar.
And also it needs to recall the history of search terms entered in the past
Reporter

Updated

2 years ago
Summary: Add ability to recall previous search term to Address Bar → Add ability to recall previous search terms to Address Bar
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Comment 2

2 years ago
Just press ctrl+z with the address bar focused?
Reporter

Comment 3

2 years ago
(In reply to Bruce from comment #2)
> Just press ctrl+z with the address bar focused?

Not function.

It need Ctrl+Z twice and more.
It seems that the undo buffer saves not only the value of user typed but also the value displayed by the browser itself.
Reporter

Comment 4

2 years ago
And also, the buffer forget after surplus ctrl+z pressed.
So, it is not a alternative solution.
Reporter

Updated

2 years ago
Summary: Add ability to recall previous search terms to Address Bar → Add ability to recall previous search terms and history to Address Bar
I'm puzzled why this doesn't work. Marco, shouldn't browser.urlbar.maxHistoricalSearchSuggestions=1 bring the previous search as a suggested option?
Flags: needinfo?(mak77)
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
(In reply to Panos Astithas [:past] (56 Regression Engineering Owner) (please ni?) from comment #5)
> I'm puzzled why this doesn't work. Marco, shouldn't
> browser.urlbar.maxHistoricalSearchSuggestions=1 bring the previous search as
> a suggested option?

ah-ha good question, yes it would work if the word was typed into the search bar or in about:home or in about:newtab... Looks like we forgot to add a searched term to form history from the location bar.
So basically, it would work if we'd register the search in form history, something we never did for the Location Bar.
Flags: needinfo?(mak77)
Blocks: 1425029
Priority: P2 → P3
Duplicate of this bug: 1453512
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