Discussion of features in Mozilla Firefox
It appears to be scattered around various topics. Please use this thread for feedback on find toolbar
I think that to satisfy both camps (for and against the toolbar) we need to make some alterations here... my suggestions would be:
- A keybind to clear the field.
- A keybind for using the highlight toggle.
- Automatic activation by typing (find as you type).
- Status indication, in the statusbar or in the find toolbar itself... since the URL was shown before for links, and feedback was given.
"- Automatic activation by typing (find as you type)."
I don't like the new bar. I can see the usefulness of it though, it just needs to be what ctrl+f was and fayt needs to remain the way it is IMHO
(btw please excuse my drunken typin lol)
Last edited by Kraftwerk on July 8th, 2004, 7:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I just filed these also:
Bug 250482 - Find Toolbar: User Feedback
Bug 250483 - Find Toolbar: URL not displayed for text search
Bug 250485 - Find Toolbar: Needs more keyboard shortcuts
Last edited by BenBasson on July 8th, 2004, 7:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Since obviously this new toolbar won't be removed just add an option for the users that don't want to waste their time typing '/' before they search. That FAYT functionality is one of the main reasons that I like FF. To tell the truth every extension I have installed is just to get FF to have the same functionality as Crazy Browser. Without the old FAYT function I might as well switch back and not have to bother with the constant updates FF has. Adding in an option to enable the old FAYT function couldn't be too hard so please do it for us :)
+1 vote for each of the bugs metioned
If you don't like how the content jumps around (this is also an issue when opening tabs in the background), go vote for <del>Bug 250486, which I just filed</del> Bug 248715.
<del>Hopefully it's not a dupe; I couldn't find a similar bug.</del> Grr... it was a dupe.
Last edited by TheDormouse on July 8th, 2004, 9:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=95087 has lots of discussion on the toolbar, if anyone is interested.
>>it just needs to be what ctrl+f was and fayt needs to remain the way it is IMHO
God, why ruin what's perfect? The prior fayt setup (with the option for links only unchecked, as it should be by default) is absolutely brilliant in ease of use and the major benefit of ff beside tabs, imo. How much easier can it be to explain to a newbie than "start typing"? Now it is complicated for them: "I have to hit what again, for what? A quote? which one? For what again?" And then an annoying toolbar pops up? Please reconsider!
The ctr-f is only annoying in that it won't start with your selected text. Why not? Highlighting is nice, though, so add it to ctr-f. (And use a toolbar if you really, really must.)
"...doing justice only where we praise,
because we are the branch, the iron blade,
and sweet danger, ripening from within."
Hey, this feature looks great!
However, the main gripe I have is with f.a.y.t. in framesets. The canonical example is the Java JDK javadocs -- there's a big long list of classes in the bottom-left frame that I want to search, but even if I click on it, then f.a.y.t. searches the wrong frame.
(see http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/index.html -- click on the bottom-left frame, and type 'hashset'. It searches the top-left frame.)
Actually, trying this, I see what it's doing -- it's searching all the framesets, I can move between them using F3.
I guess that's fine, but I'd still like to be able to start the search in one frame by clicking on it.
Maybe the slash is easy to hit on a US keyboard, but on a German it's Shift+7.
So there are TWO MORE keystrokes needed now. They should reconsider this.
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