User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0 Build ID: 20120420145725 Steps to reproduce: 1. open the browser 2. type a search in the address bar 3. press the search button or icon to fire the search 4. tap the search bar / address bar again to edit the query Actual results: the words of the query have been replaced with the url of the search engine. You can enter a new query from scratch by deleting the address, but you cannot edit the previous query, for example adding more words Expected results: the keywords of the search should have been persisted and should be available for editing. pressing the search button / icon should fire the new query. Note: imho changing the meaning of an element on the UI implies changing its graphical appearance
I doubt we would ever want to hide the current URL (i.e, a full Google search query) in replacement for showing what you have queried in the address-bar. This is probably a Wont-Fix, but I am adding Ian/Madhava for any further thought.
It's an interesting idea, certainly, but I worry about returning people into inconsistent states when they tap on the URL bar. Plus we already hide the URL in favor of the title when a page is loaded, so tapping the URL bar is the only time people can ever interact with a URL. If people want to tweak search queries, they are probably better off doing this from within specific search providers like google.com anyway, rather than the url bar of the browser.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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