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History Quicksearch: keywords instead of exact phrase

VERIFIED FIXED

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Firefox
Bookmarks & History
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enhancement
VERIFIED FIXED
13 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: blujay, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041103 Firefox/1.0RC2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041103 Firefox/1.0RC2

Currently, when you press Ctrl+H to bring up the history sidebar, and type a few
words in the quicksearch bar at the top, an exact phrase match is done. 
However, a Google-like keyword search would be far more useful.

For example, sometimes I want to recall a recent Google search.  I can press
Ctrl+H and type "google" into the quicksearch bar, but I may need to narrow it
down further.  Say I want a search about Linux.  So I type in "google linux",
expecting to see all Google searches related to linux.  Instead I get Zarro
results.  The HTML title of the Google result page is "Google Search: search
terms"--in this case, "Google Search: linux image organizer"--but when I type in
"google linux", I get nothing.  Instead I have to type in "google search linux".
 That, obviously, is counter-intuitive.

A keyword search would be far more useful here.  Then I could simply type
"google whatever" and get all recent Google searches that included the
"whatever" keyword, and I could also narrow it down by adding another keyword.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
I believe that the Enhanced History Manager may offer this ability. You can get
that at http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=504 .

Either way, this will probably be covered by bug 208795.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Depends on: 208795
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
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Comment 2

13 years ago
I hope not.  That bug wants a lot more than a simple change from an exact phrase
search to a keyword search.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I hope not.  That bug wants a lot more than a simple change from an exact phrase
> search to a keyword search.

That bug covers a lot, so odds are this functionality will probably be included.
Either way, I simply marked it as "depends on". One could argue it may also be a
"blocks" relationship... but it all depends on which is fixed first.
Assignee: bugs → nobody
QA Contact: mozilla → history

Comment 4

11 years ago
WFM

Updated

9 years ago
Component: History → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: history → bookmarks
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Comment 5

9 years ago
Apparently Firefox 3 fixed this.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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Updated

9 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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