Find dialog: Make it user configurable to display "not found/no more" extra dialog

RESOLVED FIXED

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Firefox
Menus
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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
14 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jari Aalto, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20040130 Firebird/0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20040130 Firebird/0.7

THIS IS NEW FEATURE REQUEST

Typical situation:

- A big FAQ, you want to search "word"
- Open Find, type text, step forward
- you reach the bottom and dialog opens "the text you entered was not found"

...
Okay, you want to use another search word and reverse the direction... oops that
dialog is on the way - Click it.

IMPROVEMENT

THe extra dialog to announce the error condition is not strictly necessary.
Firefox could use the tab's status bar (at the bottom) to announce that there
are no (more) matches and keep the Open dialog visible.

This would remove the extra step to force to close the error dialog.
Especially if it is needed to type several words before correct place is found,
it is unconvenient to be have to close the "error dialog" all the time.

For novices this is fine. But offer for experienced users an option to
use status br indication instead.


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 2

14 years ago
The not found message should be part of the Find Toolbar.

Down with annoying dialogs. See bug 234048 for what was proposed for old Find
dialog, which could be implemented similarly for the toolbar.
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 3

14 years ago
As was case with bug 234048

"The new Find Toolbar doesn't use dialogs.  Marking FIXED."
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Updated

12 years ago
QA Contact: bugzilla → menus
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