User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+ Searching a page for an expression uses highlighting to bring focus to each match. The problem is, especially with long pages, that when each match is highlighted it's at the bottom of the screen, and then one has to scroll down to read the entire sentence. It's better to highlight the match at the middle of the screen. To clarify, let's say that my browser window can show 30 lines of text and that I'm viewing a page that has 100 lines. When I search for an expression whose first occurance is on line 50, the search mechanism scrolls down to line 20 - showing lines 20 - 50 and highlighting the match in the last line in the window. Instead, the browser should scroll down to line 35, so that the match appears in the center of the window. This has the additional advantage that each match is highlighted at (roughly) the same place on screen (the middle thereof), and of course one could easily read the context of the match. Reproducible: Always
Summary: Find-as-you-type highlights matches at bottom of screen → Find-as-you-type highlights matches at bottom of screen (should scroll so match is in center of screen)
Created attachment 191679 [details] screenshot I see also very frequently this problem. The screenshot illustrates a similar problem in the opposite direction.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 263447 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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