From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (OS/2; U; Warp 4.5; en-US; m18) Gecko/20001219 BuildID: 2000121214 In Search Bookmarks/History window , Edit menu is not working properly. Select All is not selecting all items, copy also not copying. When an item is selected manually by moving mouse on to that item, Edit options are (Expect Select all) are not getting Enabled.. Is this Edit menu is really meant for something in this window? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Bring up Mozilla Browser 2. Select Bookmarks-->Manage Bookmarks from the Navigator menu 3. Select Edit--> Find in Bookmarks in Manage Bookmarks window 4.Apply some criteria to search and obtain the results 5.select one or more items and observe Edit menu , try some options like Select All, copy from Edit menu Actual Results: it should work in the same way as how every Edit menu behaves Expected Results: Edit options are not getting enabled ot not working as they are supposed to work
Yay! This window has part of the classic Win95/98 Find dialog problem -- that is, it's Edit menu items only work on text in the find textfield (and not on selected tree items).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows NT → All
Hardware: PC → All
No, the classic Win95/98 Find dialog problem is not that the menus don't work on the search results (they work fine on the search results, but not on the search text); the classic problem is that the dialog has menus at all <http://developer.kde.org/documentation/standards/kde/style/basics/badInterface.html >. If the Find Bookmarks/History window is a dialog rather than a document window, it can't have a menu bar. If it's document window rather than a dialog, it can't have a Find button. The search results should be shown in a separate window. That way, you can show results of multiple searches at the same time.
mpt: Why is the location bar in Navigator any different from the find options at the top of the search window/dialog? Showing each set of search results in a new window would make it harder to edit the searches, and generally make searching slower. Btw, I also think the tree in Search Bookmarks should be multiselect and have context menus similar to those in Manage Bookmarks.
> mpt: Why is the location bar in Navigator any different from the find options > at the top of the search window/dialog? Because (a) searching is not the main role of a Navigator window, whereas it is the main role of the Find in Bookmarks window, and (b) it is very easy to open new Navigator windows to show multiple sets of results, whereas it is impossible to open new Find in Bookmarks dialogs to show multiple sets of results. > Showing each set of search results in a new window would make it harder to edit > the searches, and generally make searching slower. You would need to press Ctrl+W to close the results window and return to the search field, or Alt+Tab to leave the results window open and return to the search field. I think that's a price worth paying in order to be able to show multiple sets of search results. And because focus would be returning to the search field from another window when you typed either of those combos, this would select the contents of the search field (bug 28583), eliminating the need to press Ctrl+A to replace the current search with a completely new one.
Looking into it.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → Future
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Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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