Open Bug 274432 Opened 16 years ago Updated 9 months ago
When dragging text to search bar, mouse over search engine should show list of search engines, and allow dropping text onto one to search that engine
When selecting some text and dragging it to the search bar, hovering the mouse over the search engine icon should display the drop down list of search engines, and releasing the mouse over that search engine should instead search for that selected text in that engine. I don't think this would confuse most users just searching, as they usually don't drag text there when searching so they wouldn't notice this, but for advanced users this would be very, very cool. It might be an idea to perhaps have a small (0.5/1 second or so) delay before opening this up. We'd obviously want to hide the "Add Engines" from the list when dragging text like this to the search box, and perhaps other small visual things could be done (for example change the text for "Google" to "search Google" or even "search Google for <start of text ending with... after X characters>". Or perhaps have a heading at the top of the search engines list that says something like "search these engines for <dragged text...>" - just to keep it all tidy.
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This makes it far to complicated for non-geek users ->WONT
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
It doesn't make it complicated at all for non-geek users. As I stated, due to the delay before being shown, it won't get shown at all unless the user hovers over the icon for long enough.
This is a quite reasonable request.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
Assignee: p_ch → nobody
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
(In reply to comment #3) > This makes it far to complicated for non-geek users > I don't think it will be complicated for non-geek users, as it usually will go unnoticed for them, as well as the dragging link to the bookmarks menu, the tabs or the url bar... Nevertheless for power-users, it will enhance the experience avoiding to go twice to the same place (selecting the search engine and dragging the text to search).
I think it would be a nice enhancement to the works being done on the search bar for FF2.0
I also agree with this feature, its very useful.
Assignee: nobody → gavin.sharp
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 3 alpha2
I implemented this feature as an extension. It possibly helps you to imagine the behavior of future Firefox including a fix of this bug. http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/_secondsearch.html.en (Ver.0.3.2007050202 or later)
(In reply to comment #9) > I implemented this feature as an extension. It possibly helps you to imagine > the behavior of future Firefox including a fix of this bug. > > http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/_secondsearch.html.en (Ver.0.3.2007050202 or > later) I tried this on the Mac a little while ago and wasn't able to make it work. Is it Windows or Linux-only?
In Mac, the popup can be shown just after you drop the text to the bar. Its implementation is based on codes from the "Bookmarks" menu. (It popups the menu if you drag-over onto the menu, in Windows or Linux. It also doesn't work in Mac.)
Target Milestone: Firefox 3 alpha2 → Firefox 3 beta1
Not working on this at the moment. Hiroshi, maybe you would be interested in creating a patch?
Assignee: gavin.sharp → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Priority: P2 → --
Target Milestone: Firefox 3 M7 → ---
This worked for many years now, but now it's broken (at least on linux, but I think also on windows). Sorry I don't know how I should handle to change the status to BUG
The one-off search provides a popup panel to list available search engines. It seems very similar to a part of this bug. Now, I hink that we only have to write some codes to handle drag and drop on the search bar. Is it the time?
And I've confirmed that the one-off search popup appears after I drop a text. But I still need dragover!
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