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Quick find unnecessarily limited (should offer previous/next at least)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Toolkit
Find Toolbar
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
4 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: Eduard Braun, Unassigned)

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x86_64
Windows 7
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Description

4 years ago
When having "Search for text when I start typing" checked in Firefox, the "Quick Find" bar opens as soon as I type text. This search bar is unnecessarily limited compared to the "Find" bar reachable with Ctrl+F.

At least the next/previous buttons should also be available in the "Quick Find" bar.

Currently a typical workflow for me is:
- start typing to open the "Quick Find" bar and search for a string
- realize the first occurrence of the search string is not the occurrence I am searching for
- realize that there are no next/previous buttons available from the "Quick Find" bar, and therefore there is no possibility to get to the next occurrence (without knowing the shortcuts)
- press Ctrl+F to fall-back to the "Find" bar which has these heavily needed buttons
- be annoyed by the limited functionality of the "Quick Find" bar which actually took me longer to find the searched text than using the "Find" bar in the first place would have took me
I'm afraid we won't be spending time on the quick find feature as it is in maintenance mode.
If you feel this issue was closed in error, please feel free to re-open.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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