Closed Bug 238060 Opened 17 years ago Closed 15 years ago
enable type ahead find
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?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
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 shortcuts? 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 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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