IE6 on Windows has a "Search" button in its history panel which hides the history listing and displays a search query field. You type in a query and hit Search, and it displays the results below. IE allows you to return to a regular view of the history by having a "View" menubutton adjacent to the Search button, which offers a list of sort options for viewing the history list. Their implementation suggests a deck with two views, one with a standard history list sorted per the View menubutton, and another accessed via the search button, with a search field and a view for displaying results. Another alternative is to simply pop up the Search History dialog. If we do that, where do we put the results? Do we open a history window with the results? Or do we show them in the sidebar, and offer some mechanism for returning to the original sorted display? I can see pros and cons for each approach. I'm filing this bug because one way or another, I want to be able to search my history without first having to 1) Open history (Tasks->Tools->History) (3 clicks) 2) Open find (Edit->Find) (2 clicks) <do search> Compared to IE, where it's 1) Open History sidebar (one click on button on toolbar) 2) Open Search (one click on search button)<do search> IE's is more discoverable, and more useful currently.
Searching history from the History Pane yields junk results in Build ID: 2001060703 PS The search feature for history was there in IE5.0 also.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 114127 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
*** Bug 172614 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
IE's is more useful, it lets you search content, not just "title" and "location". see also 126621.
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