Highlight on Findbar should have a "persistent" option (apply search to all tabs)

NEW
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Toolkit
Find Toolbar
P5
enhancement
13 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: kaeptn00, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041026 Firefox/1.0RC1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041026 Firefox/1.0RC1

It would be nice to have the highlight feature persistant over browsing through
a site. It'll help to find a specific term in manuals and such.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter search term
2. Activate highlight
3. Browse to another page

Actual Results:  
"Highlight" goes off

Expected Results:  
With the "persistant" option the browser would "automagicaly" search for the
term without jumping to it but highlighting every occurance on the page.

Updated

13 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Highlight on Findbar should have a "persistant" option → Highlight on Findbar should have a "persistent" option

Comment 1

13 years ago
This is similar to the enhancement i suggested:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=266538
I would like to see Highlight as always enabled, but i prefer that the search is
diabled if i browse to another page. So there is no need to disable the search.

Comment 2

12 years ago
*** Bug 275272 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3

12 years ago
I vote for wontfix. This should be done by an extension.
Summary: Highlight on Findbar should have a "persistent" option → Highlight on Findbar should have a "persistent" option (apply search to all tabs)
QA Contact: fast.find
Duplicate of this bug: 365280
Assignee: bross2 → nobody

Comment 5

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> I vote for wontfix. This should be done by an extension.
> 

The find bar shows two options:

 * Case-sensitivity
 * Result highlighting

The former is persisted, while the latter is not.  I think this bug should be fixed.
(Assignee)

Updated

10 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Updated

8 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 526738
Priority: -- → P5
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