typeaheadfind searches for wrong string if the middle does not match



16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Jeremy M. Dolan, Assigned: Aaron Leventhal)


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16 years ago
Load http://news.google.com/help/about_news_search.html
hit "/250" quickly to search the text for "250"
See type ahead find scroll all the way to the bottom and highlight the "20" in

The 5 is overwritten as soon as it's entered, as it does not match, even though
it's obvious I want "250" since it was all typed together. This is unpredicable
behavior, and causes me to lose where ever I was at in the document and show me
incorrect information.
Assignee: blaker → aaronl
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → Search

Comment 2

16 years ago
I'm not sure if this is a valid bug. In fact, there's nothing about typing fast.
You get the same result if you type "/250" really slowly. If you look at the
statusbar, you will see the following feedback text:

type      statusbar
/2        text found "2"
/25       text not found "25" (you also hear a beep)
/250      text found "20"

So my understanding is: if a text is found, it goes to that place. If you
continue typing, it continues to try to match the text. If nothing is matched, a
beep signals the error, but keeps the previous string. If you continue typing
after that error, the "error-typing" is simply ignored. It's as if you typed
backspace. Question: feature or bug?

Comment 3

14 years ago
More often than not I this does what I want. I haven't heard any major
complaints in a year. No DUP's. No votes.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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