'Type to search' isn't remembered when pressing ctrl-F or F3

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5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: TerraEpon, Unassigned)

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Description

5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20131205075310

Steps to reproduce:

Basically, I like to use the 'type to search' feature a lot. After I've done that and it's cleared, I may want the same search, so I press ctrl-F or F3 to do another one


Actual results:

Instead of remember the previous 'type to search' it seems to remember the last time using the search function specifically with ctrl-F/F3. This has been happening since FF 25


Expected results:

It used to, of course, remember what I had typed in my direct type to search search.

Updated

5 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Search
Works for me with latest Nightly 29.0a1 (build ID: 20131223030203) on Win 7 64-bit: if I open 2 tabs, then I go to the first one, press Ctrl-F and search for "the", then I go to the second tab and press Ctrl-F again, "the" is showing again in the search bar.

Could you please try the following, to see if you still reproduce the issue :

1) try this with a clean profile: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

2) running in Safe mode: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode
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Comment 2

5 years ago
Um...it has nothing to do with multiple tabs. Please read it again. It's about Ctrl-F remembering the text typed using the option, in advanced settings, called "Search for text when I start typing" turned on.
(In reply to TerraEpon from comment #2)
> Um...it has nothing to do with multiple tabs. Please read it again. It's
> about Ctrl-F remembering the text typed using the option, in advanced
> settings, called "Search for text when I start typing" turned on.

Still works for me after following this steps with latest Nightly, build ID: 20140105030203

Please try the suggestions from comment 1.
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Comment 4

5 years ago
Uh huh. What are "this steps"? Ugh. I swear you Mozella people don't live on planet Earth with the rest of us.
(In reply to TerraEpon from comment #4)
> Uh huh. What are "this steps"? Ugh. I swear you Mozella people don't live on
> planet Earth with the rest of us.

I've turned on the "Search for text when I start typing" setting, then I hit Ctrl-F, search for "the", closed the search bar, reopen it with Ctrl-F and saw "the" reappearing in the search bar.
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Comment 6

5 years ago
And that has nothing at all to do with my problem. I'll grant I didn't do a step by step exactly but I figured my English was clear enough.

Try
-Turn on the "Search for text when I start typing" setting
-Hit ctrl-F
-Type "the"
-Close the search bar
-Type the word "something"
-Close the search bar
-Hit ctrl-F

What it used to do was now search for "something". What it does now is search for "the". Which makes no sense. AT ALL.
(In reply to TerraEpon from comment #6)
> And that has nothing at all to do with my problem. I'll grant I didn't do a
> step by step exactly but I figured my English was clear enough.
> 
> Try
> -Turn on the "Search for text when I start typing" setting
> -Hit ctrl-F
> -Type "the"
> -Close the search bar
> -Type the word "something"
> -Close the search bar
> -Hit ctrl-F
> 
> What it used to do was now search for "something". What it does now is
> search for "the". Which makes no sense. AT ALL.

These steps work for me as expected with latest Nightly on Win 8 64-bit: it searches for "something".

You might have installed an add-on that might be the culprit.

Try the following, to see if you still reproduce the issue :

1) try this with a clean profile: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

2) running in Safe mode: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode
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Comment 8

5 years ago
Ok, well I;'ve figured out that the issue is only happening with new tabs. The steps above do in fact work for me as intended, but doing the following does NOT:

-Ctrl-F, type a search phrase
-Open new tab, type different search phrase directly with "search for text when I start typing" method
-Close tab
-Open another new tab
-Press F3

The result is the text from the original search is remembered, not the text from the tab that is now closed.
(In reply to TerraEpon from comment #8)
> Ok, well I;'ve figured out that the issue is only happening with new tabs.
> The steps above do in fact work for me as intended, but doing the following
> does NOT:
> 
> -Ctrl-F, type a search phrase
> -Open new tab, type different search phrase directly with "search for text
> when I start typing" method
> -Close tab
> -Open another new tab
> -Press F3
> 
> The result is the text from the original search is remembered, not the text
> from the tab that is now closed.

I can reproduce this with latest Nightly (build ID: 20140108030203) on Win 8 64-bit.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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