"Find In Message" wording is confusing

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Thunderbird
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trivial
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Cody 'codeman38' Boisclair, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

13 years ago
I've several times been tripped up by the wording of the options in
Thunderbird's Quick Search box-- specifically, in choosing between the options
"Entire Message" and "Find in Message".

It's not that I don't understand the difference between the two options-- I
realize that "entire message" searches for text in all messages in a folder,
while "find in message" searches only the active message.  Still, I always have
to think about which is the proper option to select, because the names are so
similar-- and I'm an experienced TB user; I imagine it's likely even more
puzzling to new users who aren't experienced with Thunderbird.

The addition of a single word would make the distinction much clearer-- namely,
changing the latter option to read "Find In This Message", like its
corresponding item in Edit-Find.
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Last Resolved: 12 years ago
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