Last Comment Bug 738903 - "Search when I start typing"/Quick Find Shortcut for text '/', redirects to Google search form/box on Google pages
: "Search when I start typing"/Quick Find Shortcut for text '/', redirects to G...
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Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
Component: Keyboard Navigation (show other bugs)
: 11 Branch
: x86_64 Linux
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: Dão Gottwald [:dao]
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Reported: 2012-03-24 03:27 PDT by Pavel Marchev
Modified: 2014-08-18 05:47 PDT (History)
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Description User image Pavel Marchev 2012-03-24 03:27:05 PDT
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
Build ID: 20120310194926

Steps to reproduce:

Search for something from within the Google toolbar. Try searching for text withing the results page, by either typing or using the '/' (search for text) shortcut.

Actual results:

Instead of the usual behavior, the typed input (or the '/' char) is taken as query input for the Google (in page) search form/box. In other words, the text typed is redirected to the form as if typed directly into the form.

Expected results:

Matching strings should have been highlighted as usual.
Comment 1 User image Philip Chee 2012-03-28 21:17:26 PDT
Anybody coming here from:
(fix bug 738903, closing compose window can cause app to exit in some situations)
The actual bug is Bug 738907
Comment 2 User image [:Aleksej] 2013-08-23 12:53:55 PDT
It looks like Google sets the focus / moves the caret to its input field, so any character entered goes there.  "/" is just a character that can be typed into any text field.  I guess the only solution is to use Ctrl+f.

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