Find On This Page Dialog Ctrl+F improvement

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by hUmAnzZ, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. hUmAnzZ

    hUmAnzZ Guest

    the current dialog should be replaced with a better thing. something like the
    Ctrl+F from firefox or an even better. it just sucks this way.
    i think it would be best to include the highlight features from MSN Toolbar
    into IE

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    hUmAnzZ, Feb 2, 2006
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    Kyle Alons Guest

    the current dialog should be replaced with a better thing. something like
    +1 on adding Mozilla-style 'Find As You Type' functionality:
    http://www.mozilla.org/access/type-ahead/
     
    Kyle Alons, Feb 2, 2006
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  3. I agree. It was a huge disappointement to see that Ctrl+F hasn't been
    improved significantly. After tabbed browsing, this is definitely the most
    important function on which Firefox has a clear advantage over IE6, and it is
    one that we all use on a daily basis.
    Firefox made this function more usable by not using a pop-up window. Ctrl+F
    sets the focus on a sleek search box, with some nice options boxes
    conveniently located. So. IE7 doesn't have to mimick those interface choices,
    but should definitely avoid imposing an intrusive pop-up window.
    IE search features should be at least as flexible than those available in
    the Office applications.
     
    jerome cukier, Feb 2, 2006
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  4. I absolutely agree with you guys; the #1 coolest feature (that competitors
    don't have) of Firefox is the current-page search box. The way it searches
    as you type the word, and highlights the found search term, is fantastic.

    at the very least, IE7 should ditch the popup box. I was so sure that the
    current-page search functionality would have been changed that when I saw
    that the old implementation was still there after downloading the beta, I
    actually laughed. It feels really anachronistic compared to all the other
    cool features of IE7.

    -sean
     
    sean slayback, Feb 2, 2006
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    Page Guest

    I agree also, please fix this to work at least somewhat like Firefox!
     
    Page, Feb 3, 2006
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  6. I'm with you on that one!

    Find like Firefox will be great!

    Actually a find feature that works will be great ... it's not IE7 specific
    but I personnally have a lot of problem with the search feature of IE that
    sometimes doesn't find texts that actually exit in the page ... and having to
    specify the direction for the search ...

    For me that's really important, that's one of the features required to have
    me swicth back from Firefox to IE.
     
    Benoit Drebet, Apr 14, 2006
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    Jinseng Guest

    I 8th the motion... Firefox got this one right. MSFT needs to add that type
    of find. I can't believe that the old tired Find has made it all the way to
    Beta 3 (7.0.5450.4). It's a shame that MSFT seems to be ignoring this one.
     
    Jinseng, Jul 21, 2006
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