Show (quick) find bar inside sidebar or content where appropriate

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Firefox
General
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
10 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Andrés Delfino, Unassigned)

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Trunk
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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008033003 Minefield/3.0pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008033003 Minefield/3.0pre

Right now, the (quick) find bar is opened below the sidebar and the content area, but it only searches the content area, what can be confusing; and the sidebar can't be searched at all.

I suggest placing the (quick) find bar right inside the content area, as the mock-up looks, so its behavior would be more predictable.

The same should happen when the (quick) find bar is opened when a Web page has been opened in the sidebar, and the sidebar is selected. The (quick) find bar should be opened inside it, and enable the search of its contents.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a Web page in the sidebar.
2. Focus the browser content area.
3. Open the (quick) find bar. (a)

4. Close the (quick find bar).
5. Focus the Web page opened in the sidebar.
6. Open the (quick) find bar. (b)

Actual Results:  
(a), (b): The (quick) find bar opens below both the content area and the sidebar, but only searches in the content area.

Expected Results:  
(a):
The (quick) find bar should be shown inside the content area and search there.

(b):
The (quick) find bar should be shown inside the sidebar and search there.
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Updated

10 years ago
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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Comment 1

10 years ago
Created attachment 312581 [details]
Find bar inside content area mock-up.

This would be the presentation inside the content area. The presentation in the sidebar would vary because of available space.

Comment 2

8 years ago
is there anything currently in sidebar that isn't searchable?
Severity: normal → enhancement
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