Open Bug 162204 Opened 21 years ago Updated 15 years ago

find dialogue/toolbar, mode-less "VCR" first,prev,next,last buttons


(SeaMonkey :: UI Design, enhancement)

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(Not tracked)


(Reporter: reb, Unassigned)


The find dialogue (and toolbar when available) should include buttons:
  |<  <  Find  >  >|

Meaning (and tooltip if any):
 "Find": existing find, in last established direction
 "|<" (first in page): find first in page, also CLEARS "Search Backwards"
 "<" (find backwards):  findBackwards, also SETS "Search Backwards"
 ">" (find forwards):  findForwards, also CLEARS "Search Backwards"
 ">|" (last in page): find last in page, also SETS "Search Backwards"

Intentional consistency with other products (VCR-like playback
control, PAGE navigation...).

Universally if not found, page location does not change: first/last do
NOT have side effect of navigating to start or end of the page.

The existing option fields including "Search Backwards" remain.  You
may ignore these four extra buttons and use "Find" and the "Search
Backwards" field as you have been.  "Find" preserves its behavior of
performing another search in the last established direction.

Example uses:
1. You're in the middle of some long page (who knows how I got here),
and wish to start a search from the top or bottom.  Don't like needing
to position the page first.

2. In the existing interface, when reversing direction of the search,
don't like mouse moving/clicking twice (to toggle Search Backwards,
then to Find).  This enh. permits setting the direction and performing the
search in that direction as one operation; you can ignore the
mode/state (Search Backwards field) and operate mode-less.
Assignee: sgehani → blaker
Component: Search → XP Apps: GUI Features
QA Contact: claudius → paw
confirmed as a feature request for a new kind of toolbar/dialog.
Ever confirmed: true
I'm amazed at how old this bug is, yet how relevant it has become with the new
Find Toolbar in Firefox.  A fix to this bug would remedy the current ordering
issue of the 'find next' button being placed to the left of the 'find previous'
button (which is very awkward).
Something like this would be useful to put in the code base:
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
Assignee: bross2 → guifeatures
QA Contact: pawyskoczka
Filter "spam" on "guifeatures-nobody-20080610".
Assignee: guifeatures → nobody
QA Contact: guifeatures
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → UI Design
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