Open Bug 738903 Opened 11 years ago Updated 4 months ago

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


(Firefox :: Keyboard Navigation, defect)

11 Branch





(Reporter: pdm0x18, Unassigned)


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

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.
Anybody coming here from:
(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]
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
Severity: normal → S3
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