User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030925 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030925 FAYT loops infinitely instaed of stopping after first loop of page. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to any URL (for example, http://bugzilla.mozilla.org) 2. Enter some FAYT text (in this example reproduce ) 3. Hit F3 or CTRL-G 4. Repeat step 3 Actual Results: FAYT loops infinitely over page. Expected Results: FAYT should give a 'No more matches found' error if: The end of the page has been reached OR (even better) FAYT arrives back at the initial find match
In my opinion it's ok to work like this. Maybe the status bar should say that you passed the end of file.
Good Lord, this is the way this feature is supposed to work. That's what makes it type-ahead find.
Surely there should be /some/ sort of notification that the whole page has been fayt'd? Any search/find function I've used in any program has at least a beep when the search has done the whole page. I've found myself going through a page several times without realising, and sometimes not knowing if I had covered a whole page.
I always pay attention to the scroll bar for that or I remember what text I was just looking at. But I can see having some sort of notification as long as it was totally unintrusive to the next find operation. In other words, it shouldn't show a message that needs to be cleared. The other issue is you don't want something ambiguous either. It's really a tough thing to change, and I wouldn't really advocate it myself. People can do the old-fashioned search too.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050122 Firefox/1.0+ Find has changed alot since this bug was filed, and now includes an indication on the findbar which says "Reached end of page, contined from top." Recommend closing this bug.
I recommend keeping it open. I never noticed that status bar message because my eyes are where the search is, not on the status bar. Here are a few options to make it noticable: - audio cue - flash the status bar message - put a tooltip next to the found item Not that I love any of those ideas, but just brainstorming.
The current method of putting text on the status bar does not work well with a screen reader. Audio cue would help.
(Re: Comment #7) I have to admit that this morning I didn't notice the wrap-around notice on a very large page (most of the hits were towards the middle, so it wasn't obvious that the verticle scroll/slider had wrapped, which is how I usually notice the wrap-around). Perhaps a "soft" sound would help (not one that creates a "bing", but rather a sound like the sound that is created when find switches to "phrase not found" mode). Hmmm... but that doesn't work either - I just tried it while listening to music and I couldn't hear it. Aaron probably has the best idea: flash or change the color of the toolbar. Or maybe the vertical scroll bar could change color or flash. Just more brainstorming.
I guess this bug could probably be marked as dup of Bug 266338, which explictly asks for "Better (more visible) indication of when Find has wrapped or will wrap"
I concur that this bug should be marked as a duplicate of 266338.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 266338 ***