User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031030 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031030 The Find Again command fails if the "Find in this Page" window is open. Instead of searching for matching text, the command just gives focus to the "Find text" text box in the "Find in this Page" window. This applies whether the Find Again command is executed via Control-G, F3, or the Find Again menu item on the Edit menu. Note the poor usability of the current behavior: To do something as simple as Find Again using the keyboard, the user has to first close the "Find" window (and if the Find window doesn't have focus, there's apparently no simple non-mouse way close it). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. View some web page containing text. 2. Search for some text (using the Find in This Page command (via the menu item or Control-F)). 3. With the "Find in this Page" window still open, press Control-G or F3 or invoke the Edit menu's Find Again menu item. 4. Note that no further searching occurs, and focus is given to the "Find text" text box in the "Find in this Page" window. 5. Close the "Find in this Page" window. 6. Invoke the Find Again command again. 7. Note that it searches for the text. Actual Results: See steps 4 and 7. Expected Results: In step 4, Mozilla should have done a search as it does in step 7.
confirming and moving to XP Apps: GUI Features. Lowering severity to Minor as an easy workaround is present: close the "find in this page" dialog.
Assignee: general → guifeatures
Severity: normal → minor
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps: GUI Features
Ever confirmed: true
Created attachment 146420 [details] [diff] [review] Ignore find dialog even if it's open I agree that the focus shouldn't be set back the find dialog. Either we close the find dialog and continue the search, or we ignore it and continue the search. I think ignoring it is a better option, since the user may want to keep it open on the side to modify the query. In any case, the user should *not* have to manually close the find dialog in order to continue the search further. That's very annoying.
Comment on attachment 146420 [details] [diff] [review] Ignore find dialog even if it's open Sorry, didn't see this request when it happened. But it looks good. r=akkana.
Attachment #146420 - Flags: review?(akkzilla) → review+
Comment on attachment 146420 [details] [diff] [review] Ignore find dialog even if it's open sr=rbs
Attachment #146420 - Flags: superreview?(rbs) → superreview+
Assignee: guifeatures → manish.jethani
Any reason this wasn't resolved 2 years ago? It seems to be fixed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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