Closed Bug 1894910 Opened 3 months ago Closed 2 months ago

Remove function to open search page from search bar with an empty search

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(Firefox :: Search, task, P3)

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VERIFIED FIXED
128 Branch
Tracking Status
firefox128 --- verified
firefox129 --- verified

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(Reporter: standard8, Assigned: mbeier)

References

(Blocks 2 open bugs)

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(Whiteboard: [sng])

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We have decided to remove the "open search page for a blank search" functionality for the separate search bar. Pressing enter in the search bar to open the search sites homepage and then start a search, rather than typing the search and then pressing enter, doesn't seem to adding much value.

Additionally, this will make the functionality the same as the address bar, which also doesn't allow empty searches. This would also resolve bug 1875812.

As alternatives, users can already create bookmarks on the bookmarks toolbar or have quick access via typing a few characters of the domain in the address bar.

Assignee: nobody → dao+bmo
Assignee: dao+bmo → mbeier
Pushed by mbanner@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/47d949450c35
Remove function to open search page from search bar with an empty search. r=Standard8
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → 128 Branch
Blocks: 1903247

Verified as fixed on Firefox 128.0b5 and Firefox Nightly 129.0a1 on Windows 10, Ubuntu 22, macOS 14.

Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
See Also: → 1907034
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