Text in search toolbar should be cleared after search

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 253331

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VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 253331
14 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: kmactane, Assigned: p_ch)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

When you enter search text in the search bar (to the right of the address bar),
the text remains there until it's replaced by a new search, or until you exit
the application. This means that someone can look at your screen and see the
last thing you searched for, even hours later. Its security impact is minimal,
but still unfortunate.

Ideally, when the search page is returned from Google or wherever, the search
bar should be cleared at the same time.

I'm not sure if this is "normal", "trivial", or an RFE; I'll leave that
determination to someone more experienced. (I'm leaving it set to the default
"normal" for now.)


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type text in search bar (such as "cute naked hotties"), press Enter. Search
results appear in active tab.
2. Click "home" button or otherwise navigate to an unrelated page.

Actual Results:  
Text "cute naked hotties" remains in search bar. Your significant other can now
look at your screen and ask, "Honey, why were you searching for that?"


Expected Results:  
Search bar text should clear as soon as results page is returned from search engine.

Comment 1

14 years ago
This is duplicate of Bug 253331 ...

Comment 2

14 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 253331 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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