User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030303 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030303 The new menu items for Find As You type are ghosted when a form element has the focus. I think this is quite confusing for the user. Why can´t I use search the content of a page with Find as you type when I´m using a form? Sometimes the user may not even notice that a form element has the focus. In any case this is not traceable for an average user. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to a web page with form elements in it, i.e. this bug report. ;-) 2. Focus a form element, for example a textarea. 3. Check the two Find As You Type menu items in the Edit Menu. Actual Results: The menu items are ghosted. Expected Results: The menu items should always be enabled.
looks like focusing any form element --except for radiobuttons (that's odd)-- disables the FAYT menu items. also see this on linux rh8.0 -> all. aaronl, is this expected behavior? if so, why are radiobuttons the exception here? i wouldn't be too surprised about this being expected, esp since Find in Page doesn't work for textareas (an old, old bug)...
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
This is on purpose. Right now it's just too difficult to keep / and ' from getting swallowed on mac os x when you're enterying text, unless the menu items are disabled.
aaronl, could you explain why radiobuttons don't cause the same disabling effect?
I only disabled the menu items on form controls where / or ' might be important. They're not important on radio buttons or checkboxes.
Works as expected.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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