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Post Posted July 8th, 2004, 6:55 pm

It appears to be scattered around various topics. Please use this thread for feedback on find toolbar

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Post Posted July 8th, 2004, 6:57 pm

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.

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Post Posted July 8th, 2004, 7:04 pm

"- 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)
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Post Posted July 8th, 2004, 7:04 pm

Vote for 250309 if you liked FAYT (I did)
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Post Posted July 8th, 2004, 7:15 pm

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Post Posted July 8th, 2004, 7:16 pm

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

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Post Posted July 8th, 2004, 7:30 pm

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.
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Post Posted July 8th, 2004, 7:35 pm

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=95087 has lots of discussion on the toolbar, if anyone is interested.

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Post Posted July 8th, 2004, 9:48 pm

>>it just needs to be what ctrl+f was and fayt needs to remain the way it is IMHO

EXACTLY!

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.)
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Post Posted July 8th, 2004, 10:32 pm

could someone tell me how to "vote" for a bug ?

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Post Posted July 9th, 2004, 12:51 am

wormeyman wrote:could someone tell me how to "vote" for a bug ?

There is the necessity of making account from bugzilla first. ;-)
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/createaccount.cgi

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Post Posted July 9th, 2004, 2:09 am

vfwlkr wrote:Vote for 250309 and/or 250341 if you liked FAYT (I did)

You have my vote for the first bug, but i did not get second one - i guess there are some changes already in testbuilds so the vote is to get back the FAYT feature?

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Post Posted July 9th, 2004, 6:17 am

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.)

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Post Posted July 9th, 2004, 6:20 am

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.

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Post Posted July 9th, 2004, 9:12 am

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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