Open Bug 265915 Opened 16 years ago Updated 3 years ago

typeahead pref. & "repeated character find" issues

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(Toolkit :: Find Toolbar, defect, P5)

x86
Windows XP
defect

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(Reporter: mikeclackler, Unassigned)

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(Blocks 1 open bug)

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(1 obsolete file)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041024 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041024 Firefox/1.0

I opened this bug report to summarize the many issues with typeaheadfind
preferences.  The following preferences are not used in the "new" find bar:
accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart
accessibility.typeaheadfind.startlinksonly
accessibility.typeaheadfind.enabletimeout

The "repeated character find" feature available in the "old" FAYT system is also
not present in the new find bar.

The following bugs are preference related (some are marked as fixed/duplicate
but are not working correctly or a duplicate):
bug 251633 - find as you type no longer cycles through links beginning...
bug 254592 - Options, Find as you type = off , should respect typeahea...
bug 260562 - accessibility.typeaheadfind.enabletimeout is ignored

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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This patch will enable the .autostart, .startlinksonly, and .enabletimeout
preferences as well as get the "repeated character find" feature working.

This patch will fix the following bugs (some are marked as fixed/duplicate but
are not working correctly or a duplicate):
bug 251633 - find as you type no longer cycles through links beginning...
bug 253994 - Pressing slash when find toolbar is visible but not focus...
bug 254592 - Options, Find as you type = off , should respect typeahea...
bug 260562 - accessibility.typeaheadfind.enabletimeout is ignored
Attachment #163265 - Flags: review?(firefox)
Blocks: 260562
nominating for 1.1 since it makes the find bar react to preferences to help "old
time" trunk users and a patch exists
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1?
has patch, so confirming.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Michael, does your patch still work with the current trunk build ?
-'ing, will consider updated patch.

I don't think we want repeated character find, as noted in other bugs.
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1? → blocking-aviary1.1-
It would really suck if this make it into 1.5...
This is still broken in Firefox 1.5 RC3. Specifically, 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.
Michael, would you consider making a new patch that applies to the current FAYT code?
Attachment #163265 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #163265 - Flags: review?(firefox)
Assignee: firefox → nobody
QA Contact: fast.find
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Priority: -- → P5
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