typeaheadfind ignores user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart", false); in user.js

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

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15 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Emile Snyder, Assigned: Aaron Leventhal)

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US) Netscape6/6.1
Build Identifier: 

I downloaded the mozilla-i656-pc-linux-gnu-1.2.1-sea.tar.gz file to my home
directory, unpacked it, and ran, as root, the mozilla-installer file to instal
into /usr/local/mozilla-1.2.1.

As my normal user account I edited ~/.mozilla/default/1n2ap1oy.slt/user.js and
added the line

user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart", false);

but when I ran /usr/local/mozilla-1.2.1/mozilla the typeaheadfind was still
activiating whether I typed an initial ' or / or not.  

Editing the same user.js file to include 
user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind", false);
did in fact turn it off completely.

The file describing typeaheadfind,
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/ui/accessibility/typeaheadfind.html, linked from
the release notes for 1.2.1 indicates that there should be a section in the
Preferences:Advanced panel that configures keyboard navigation, but I could not
find it.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

15 years ago
Emile: Can you try a more recent build of Mozilla?

Moz 1.3b has a GUI pref to control it, and it worksforme

If I uncheck:
Preferences | Advanced | Keyboard Navigation | Find automatically...

Find as you type is disabled.  Typing does nothing.


Moz 1.3b (2003021008) / Win2K
i do assume mozilla was not running when you changed the JS file, right =)

Comment 3

15 years ago
It's wfm, changing prefs.js is no longer necessary with the GUI, and the build
with the error is many months old.

Resolving worksforme.

Reporter: If you have the same problem with a recent build, please file a new bug.  
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
v w4m with recent trunk bits.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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