Find As You Type should always be done in the current tab




Disability Access
14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Timwi, Assigned: Aaron Leventhal)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 StumbleUpon/1.998

Very often when I try to use Find As You Type in the new Firefox 1.0, it does 
it in a different tab. I would type the text of a link, and it would (invisibly 
to me) select another link with that text in some other tab that is not the 
current one.

Even clicking on the window does not fix this. Pressing Ctrl+L then Tab 
sometimes does, but not always.

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
Unfortunately not reliably reproducible, but with luck you might be able to 
reproduce it by:
* opening a number of tabs with similar web pages in them (e.g. different 
threads from the same discussion forum) so that they are likely to have links 
with the same text
* switch around the tabs using the mouse a bit
* start typing the text of one of the links, see if it does it in the right tab

Maybe I should mention that I have the Tab Browser Extension installed 
( (However, please don't 
just assume that it must be a bug in that extension if the bug does not occur 
without it.)

Comment 1

13 years ago
> (However, please don't 
> just assume that it must be a bug in that extension if the bug does not occur 
> without it.)

We will, until someone else reports this bug. It's a pretty significant bug, so
someone else would have file a DUPE by now or confirmed it, if it was in the
main code.

Reopen if you can confirm in a nighly trunk build.
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 2

13 years ago
Maybe this is the same as bug #269276?  I get basically this behavior with
latest trunk nightly, and I've never used tab browser extension.  Extensions in
effect are Mouse Gestures, AdBlock, Copy Plain Text, Plain Text Links, BugMeNot,
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