Find Dialog needs an overhaul!

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Sean, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Sean

    Sean Guest

    I had really hoped that IE 7 would fix the Find Dialog, but alas it is still
    as bad as ever.

    It is so irritating to open the Find Dialog (which I and I'm sure most users
    do, many times a day) type in the text I want to find, click Find Next and be
    told nothing was found - when I can see the very thing I searched for in the
    page in front of me!

    There are two major problems -
    1. The dialog often says nothing is found when the text clearly is in the
    page. I am able to get this to work sometimes by closing the dialog and then
    opening it again, other times I get it to work by selecting some text in the
    page which seems to direct the dialog where to look and then it works.
    2. You click Find Next and it apparently finds something (no popup saying
    nothing was found) but you cannot see any highlighted text anywhere on the
    page.

    This needs to be fixed - it is used so heavily and surely is pretty simple.
    I realise there are issues like frames and so on to deal with, but surely
    asking for a find dialog that always finds and clearly highlights text in the
    page displayed in front of me isn't too much to ask?

    Thanks
    Sean

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    Sean, Apr 1, 2006
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  2. Sean

    Larry E Guest

    Another strange one. I opened the Find and did a search on the word "Dialog"
    and it found every instance of the word on the page. So I opened another
    page and did a search on another word and it again worked flawlessly. Do you
    have the latest build, which is 7.0.5335.5?
     
    Larry E, Apr 2, 2006
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  3. Sean

    Sean Guest

    Try going to this pag
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d...pguide/html/cpconSide-by-SideExecutionTop.asp

    When you get there press Ctrl-F, then type "execution" and click Find Next.

    I don't like to compare everything to FireFox, but try the same there - I
    like the fact that they have the Find at the bottom of the window because
    then it can never obscure the text that is found, and it highlights as you
    type so you see it right away.

    Sean
     
    Sean, Apr 2, 2006
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  4. Sean

    Andy Guest

    I had the same problem using 2try4.com search and ie7, I used to be able to
    open the four screens and search across all four search boxes. I don't
    understand why it would not work in ie 7 as I am able to in ie6, ie5 and
    Firefox. I hope this is fixed before the next beta.

    Q? does anyone know an html or javascript code that can be embedded to open
    the find box

    Q? does anyone know an html or javascript code that can be embedded to open
    link in new tab
     
    Andy, Aug 15, 2006
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