Open Bug 978463 Opened 7 years ago Updated 7 years ago

[Findbar] Command-E should set Find term to selected text (Port Bug 326743)

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: Find In Page, defect)

x86_64
macOS
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: philip.chee, Unassigned)

Details

(From Bug 326743 comment #0)
> User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US;
> rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1
> Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US;
> rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1
> 
> It has become conventional in Mac programs for command-E to set the find
> term(s) to the selected text, as if one had hit cmd-C, cmd-F, cmd-V (copy,
> find, paste).  This doesn't work in Firefox, which breaks user expectations.
> 
> Reproducible: Always
> 
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1. Launch Firefox
> 2. Select a word or phrase with the mouse
> 3. Hit command-E
> 
> Expected Results:  
> Selected text should appear in the Find toolbar as text to be found
> 
> Actual Results:  
> Nothing happens
> For comparison, try the same thing in Safari.  Although it has no Find
> toolbar, the selected text is used in a Find (use command-G to find the next
> instance, or command-F to see it in the dialog).

This is the changeset that we should replicate in SeaMonkey.
> This is the changeset that we should replicate in SeaMonkey.
Oops:
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/fe1face47a9c
Bah, Edit Page is Cmd+E...
(In reply to Stefan [:stefanh] from comment #2)
> Bah, Edit Page is Cmd+E...
So, WONTFIX?
(In reply to Philip Chee from comment #3)
> (In reply to Stefan [:stefanh] from comment #2)
> > Bah, Edit Page is Cmd+E...
> So, WONTFIX?

I'm not sure about that. If you're used to Safari/Firefox/Mail.app (and probably a bunch of other Mac apps) you will expect the find bar to appear with the selected text as a search term. I wonder how much the "Edit Page.." menuitem is used...
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