Way back when, in the glory days of Netscape 3!, there was a find button on the toolbar. And it was good. This Find button would find matching text on the current page; it would not search the web for anything. It would be really nice if Mozilla would support the Find button in the Navigator prefs for "Buttons you want to see in the toolbars." The checkbox should be labeled "Find in the page". The button would have the binocular icon and be labeled "Find" and have a tooltip "Find in this page". It could be nice to allow it to get input from the address bar just like the Search Button, but all I'm asking for in this bug is for a button that launches the Find dialog. I suspect the reason this button was removed was because users understandably confused Find and Search. I don't think this will be as big a problem now that Find has a longer label. Because of potential confusion I would suggest that the Find button not be shown by default. For Nav4, I have a bookmarklet that launches the find dialog. See http://www.worldtimzone.com/bookmarklets.html Unfortunately, this won't work for Mozilla because window.find() is not yet implemented. See bug 9550. Even when that bug is fixed, it'd be nice to have the Find button easily available on the regular toolbar. I seem to use Find all the time, especially on long pages, and having a button is very convenient. Missing in Mozilla 0.9.1.
How about just using "Search"->"Find in This Page" or pressing accel-F? Since this is an RFE about adding yet another pref rather than a bug in an existing GUI feature, moving to UI Design for review.
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → User Interface Design
Forgot to reassign.
Assignee: blakeross → mpt
QA Contact: sairuh → zach
I'd assumed that Ctrl+F and Search->Find in this Page would remain as they are. Yes, I know about those (note the use of the same terminology for the button and the comment that I use Find all the time). A button would be nice, since it's faster than picking the menu item and because this is a commonly used feature.
I agree that Find should be off by default, but should be one of the available buttons once we get a customizable toolbar. Marking dependency on that, --> XP Apps: GUI.
Assignee: mpt → blake
Component: User Interface Design → XP Apps: GUI Features
Depends on: 15144
OS: Windows NT → All
QA Contact: zach → sairuh
Hardware: PC → All
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → mozilla0.9.4
Mass moving lower-priority bugs to 0.9.6 (with Blake's pre-consent) to make room for remaining 0.9.4/eMojo bugs and MachV planning, performance and feature work. If anyone disagrees with the new target, please let me know.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.5 → mozilla0.9.6
mass moving open bugs pertaining to find in page/frame to firstname.lastname@example.org as qa contact. to find all bugspam pertaining to this, set your search string to "AppleSpongeCakeWithCaramelFrosting".
QA Contact: sairuh → pmac
Summary: [RFE] Add Find button to toolbar → Add Find button to toolbar
Although the FF find bar is excellent you still can't add find to the toolbar (except in Help). Is this going to be fixed?
Oops just noticed this is a bug on the trunk.
Assignee: bross2 → guifeatures
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: bugzilla
No comments in 3½ years. In the meantime, Mozilla 1.2a (still the current "target") has come and gone, and is no more - retargeting to "---".
Depends on: CustomToolbars
Target Milestone: mozilla1.2alpha → ---
Filter "spam" on "guifeatures-nobody-20080610".
Assignee: guifeatures → nobody
QA Contact: guifeatures
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