Find as you type doesn't work on Macs. The new, cute search bar on the bottem immediately goes away after I typed only one letter and the next letter immidiately starts a new search, no matter how fast I type. I set accessibility.typeaheadfind.enabletimeout to false, so it should stay there forever, but it goes away immediately
Oh, my current browser version, of course: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040919 Firefox/0.10
Works for me in build 20040920 (branch) Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040920 Firefox/0.10
Jo, can you do me a favor? Can you open a new tab and enter "about:config" as address. Then please enter "typea" into the filter line. Some lines will be left over. Can you please post all the settings left over here? I'd like to compare them to my settings. Maybe this explains why it works for you but not for me. Maybe it's a setting problem. But then it's still a bug IMHO. No setting should cause such an incorrect behavior.
Okay, I made some tests myself. The problem is, that accessibility.typeaheadfind.enabletimeout is ignored on the Mac (or it is ignored in general. Have to test it under Windows this evening). The setting accessibility.typeaheadfind.timeout was set to 0 in my config; this was the way how to disable timout in earlier versions. But now 0 really means a timeout of 0, so it times out at once. May I suggest a solution for this problem? A timeout of 0 should still be treated as "no-timeout", since it makes no sense to really have a timeout of 0. And accessibility.typeaheadfind.enabletimeout should be honored when set to false, regardless of timeout set.
Confirmed in Windows (XP + SP2) Assuming it applies to all platforms
this bug is fixed with the patch in bug 265915
We can close it once the patch has been checked in and I can verify correct behavior in one of the nightly builds
Confirmed. Running Windows XP Pro SP2, tested with Firefox 1.0.1 and latest Trunk with clean profiles.
Same thing here (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr-FR; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050223 Firefox/1.0.1) Find as you type dialog box just appears a microsecond. accessibility.typeaheadfind.timeout=5000 accessibility.typeaheadfind.enabletimeout=true Note the Ctrl-F shortcut or menu action just works find : dialog box stay active indefinitely
This is still broken in Firefox 1.5 RC3. The find bar disappears after 5 seconds even when accessibility.typeaheadfind.enabletimeout is false. I'm running Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5 on Windows XP SP2. I did a clean install of Firefox 1.5 RC3, not an upgrade, no old preferences or settings. Extensions I'm using: DOM Inspector, Talkback, Google Toolbar for Firefox Workaround: Set accessibility.typeaheadfind.timeout to 999999999 and restart Firefox.
20/9/2004: please fix this bug! Thank you!