Closed Bug 1499504 Opened 2 years ago Closed 2 years ago
Magnifying glass icon is positioned to the right of search input instead of left
Steps to reproduce: 1. Navigate to about:addons 2. Look for input near "Find more extensions" What happens: The magnifying glass icon is positioned to the right of the search input. Expected result: The magnifying glass icon should be positioned to the left of the input, like in about:preferences or in the search engine input available in the Firefox toolbar.
I'm guessing this is on Windows, on a Mac both about:addons and about:preferences are on the left.
Assignee: nobody → mstriemer
I'm on Debian Testing and have both.
I believe this bug's summary is wrong. The icon should be on the right because it acts as a submit button. As opposed to other search fields, this one doesn't automatically search while typing. This rule is messing up the icons: https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/rev/3d989d097fa35afe19e814c6d5bc2f2bf10867e1/toolkit/themes/shared/extensions/extensions.inc.css#240
Dão, maybe it makes sense to use a rightward facing arrow on the right if the "takes you to a new place" affordance is important here, like exists on about:home. about:home also uses the search engine icon (and not a magnifying glass), but I think in about:addons at least, it makes sense to be consistent with other search inputs, unless we replace the magnifying glass with an addons.mozilla.org favicon (which would solve another issue I have with this search box in 1499514), which would be consistent with about:home. The rightward facing arrow as presented in about:home doesn't indicate a "new tab" (since about:home doesn't open new tabs), but neither does the magnifying glass as submit button - at least, it is not obvious to me. It would make more sense to me as a submit button if it were not attached to the text field (more obviously a control, instead of a decoration, like with other search fields).
My patch hides the search button so that it matches about:preferences.
Comment on attachment 9018009 [details] no-search-button.PNG Just noticed dao's comment. I'll remove the icon on the left instead.
Attachment #9018009 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Here's the fix on Windows now.
Attachment #9018007 - Attachment description: Bug 1499504 - Hide search button in about:addons search on Windows r?jaws → Bug 1499504 - Only add search icon in about:addons search on Mac r?jaws
Attachment #9018007 - Attachment description: Bug 1499504 - Only add search icon in about:addons search on Mac r?jaws → Bug 1499504 - Always include search icon in search boxes on Mac r?dao
Pushed by email@example.com: https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/9a404545425a Always include search icon in search boxes on Mac r=dao
QA Whiteboard: [good first verify]
I Have reproduced this bug with Nightly 64.0a1(2018-10-16) on Windows 10, 64 Bit! The fix is now verified on latest Beta! Build ID 20181108141956 User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0
QA Whiteboard: [good first verify] → [good first verify] [testday20180914]
Thank you Tanvir! Based on comment 11, I will mark this issue as Verified fixed.
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