Closed Bug 238060 Opened 17 years ago Closed 15 years ago

enable type ahead find


(Thunderbird :: Mail Window Front End, enhancement)

Windows 2000
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: mlibbeymail-mozillabugs, Assigned: mscott)



User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316

Currently, type ahead find does not work in Thunderbird 0.5, whereas it does
work in the Mozilla Mail (1.6 and 1.7B at least).  

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
I'll confirm this on the basis that it is a bug, but it's because thunderbird
doesn't build the extension.  Do we want this in default builds?
Ever confirmed: true
*** Bug 239216 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
If the feature is in Mozilla / Firefox I see no point why it shouldn't be
implemented in TB as well.  It increases productivity a lot, especially for
command-line people.  Again, I don't understand why such a great feature of the
companion products is not there in TB.

On the other hand, of course that some of the keyboard shortcuts (eg for
expanding/collapsing threads) would have to be redefined, but I definitely think
it's worth it.
i miss this feature in thunderbird. would enabling classic mozilla type-ahead
behavior (ie, must enter "/" to call search) fix incompatibility with keyboard

very useful to have type-ahead when getting long emails (specifically i used it
to find keywords in journal tables of contents that are sent biweekly) and would
be nice to have it back.
Using toolkit's typeaheadfind is required in order to use Firefox's find bar. 
However, the find bar isn't just for the main window.  Firefox Help uses the
find bar, and while Help will be hacked to use the old-style find in Thunderbird
when bug 253334 is fixed, it *won't* be pretty.  Adding in typeaheadfind would
let us nix any such hacks.

The find bar is also currently hacked away in viewsource, which is used for
looking at message source code.  Adding typeaheadfind would fix that situation
as well.
*** Bug 285636 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Looks like this bug was duplicated by the mozilla team and fixed as 328795.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 328795 ***
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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