"Search when I start typing"/Quick Find Shortcut for text '/', redirects to Google search form/box on Google pages

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Firefox
Keyboard Navigation
UNCONFIRMED
6 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: Pavel Marchev, Unassigned)

Tracking

11 Branch
x86_64
Linux
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Details

(Whiteboard: [closing compose window can cause app to exit in some situations is Bug 738907])

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
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

6 years ago
Anybody coming here from: http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/5fda17fdf779
(fix bug 738903, closing compose window can cause app to exit in some situations)
The actual bug is Bug 738907
Whiteboard: [closing compose window can cause app to exit in some situations is Bug 738907]

Comment 2

4 years ago
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.
Component: Untriaged → Keyboard Navigation
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