User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20100423 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20100423 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.3 A number of times now I have spent some time frustrated when the find feature reports that text is on a page, but I cannot spot it anywhere. One example I have just come across is on the stringsdirect home page, in which I was trying to find the link to buy cello strings. I searched for 'cello', which was reported as found, but it took me some time to realise that in order to actually find it I had to mouse over 'STRINGS' first, which opens a popup menu. Of course this isn't a bug as such, but I certainly feel that this might be a source of frustration for less experienced users and stilts the fluency of the user interface. It has certainly caught me out a number of times. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Ctrl-F 2. Type search term Actual Results: Find appears to have found text, (e.g. no red background to the edit box etc) but text is not visible so nothing is highlighted. Expected Results: Some indication that text is found but not visible.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 305381
Bug 305381 is the exact opposite of this. It's about not finding what you can see on the page. For instance, the word “example” in something like <p>Ex<span style="display:none;">I'm invisible!</span>ample</p> Bug 407817 is about finding words that you can't see on the page, and being unable to scroll to them with the Next/Previous buttons. For instance, <p style="overflow:hidden;width:1px;height:1px;position:absolute;top:-99999px;">Example</p>
Component: General → Find Toolbar
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Duplicate of bug: 407817
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