Find appears to be working a bit better in 188.8.131.52 so have removed the following content from
my firefox.htm web page. [Even with 184.108.40.206 still does not have match word.] Even in 220.127.116.11 Find does not always work so is
Find in Firefox (#find)Ok in 18.104.22.168 (but did fail after checking for updates/update worked again once restarted)
A change that I really disliked that was introduced in Firefox
1.0PR was the change to Find (Ctrl+F) that puts a find
toolbar at the bottom of the window. But after I realized that
it will never put the dialog in the middle of the screen
obscuring what you are looking for I actually like it. And
though I don't see it documented the important part I was missing
is that you can use the Esc key to remove the Find toolbar
before leaving it as opposed to having to click on the [x] to
close the find toolbar. Use ' to find link text or / to find text.
There is still no provision for find whole word(s) but the
addition of Match case brings it pretty much inline with Find
usage elsewhere. After Firefox updates Make sure you have unchecked (formerly Find As You Type) under Options, Advanced, General(tab), Accessibility as Find will work better and would probably allow use of single key shortcuts in Context Menu Extensions]. The Find in
Help works the same as always. Also be careful you don’t invoke
the other option, “Allow text to be selected with the keyboard” (formerly Move system caret with focus/selection), as you would lose the ability to page down
using the Space bar. (See Problem with Find)
- Find does not always work (#problemwithfind), i.e. try to find cookies which
can be found if you use \cookies at this other
page Actually it works for cookies, try another word, it is very sporaic when it does work. Highlight probably always works but it is like looking for pine needles on a tennis court. I think the Firefox developers must use "/" to start a Find rather than Ctr+F as that seems to work better -- how else could Firefox be released with a broken Find -- turns out to be just something else to try, it fails just as inconsistently.
FIND working correctly now with 22.214.171.124 Still Broken, worse every week,
turn off "Find as you Type" in accessibility option. Added bonus
both Highlight and Find work at same time. The worst aspect of this is that
“Phrase not found after attempting a FIND simply cannot be trusted as being true, and you will have to double-check with a non Firefox text editor or another browser.
Possible cause of FIND problems
could be the AutoTOC GreaseMonkey script, which I have now disabled (2006-06-12), the start of the problem was probably about July 2005 when the script became availble.. As the problem comes and goes a couple of hours is was hardly a valid timeframe for checking.
- Space Bar not working like Page Down key. Seems running
any script (ie. Word Count) will restore this ability and left click anywhere
will again lose the ability. Major cause of problem is the Find, if you terminate find with the red close icon you can use page down but not the spacebar.
Use the Esc key from Find to restore space bar scrolling down, as you must
not be in an input areas including Search (engines), and Find.
In Firefox 126.96.36.199 the PageUp and PagedDown keys also frequently. Make sure you have your options set correctly or
you are guaranteed to fail.
See if this fails (my home page in first tab, and
Inside Firefox in second, then both fail.
Find not functioning and Space Bar not acting like Page Down cropped up
again -- Fixed(almost): keep an eye on your options, though some extensions
may also be messing with your options (fixing after Firefox messed up).
accessibility.typeaheadfind has now been reset to false (default). Find is still unreliable but it
usually works almost always fails now in 188.8.131.52 getting worse by the week
Important: the only accessibility options showing up as User set for me in 1.5.01 on 2006-02-02 are now:
accessibility.accesskeycausesactivation, user set, boolean, false
accessibility.typeaheadfindflashBar, user set, integer, 0
Bypass in bug 175620 suggests opening a new window (Ctrl+N), typing in some text then closing it.
- Possible examples:
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/htmlplus_paper/htmlplus.dtd -- can't find "NOWRAP", Can't fine "FOLD" with this
webpage as the 7th (last) tab (have had many more tabs open earlier, perhaps 22).
Removed from firefox.htm on 2006-11-27 Firefox 1.5 now that Fx2 is out 1 month
The following things fail in Firefox 184.108.40.206 (#ffp15)
This section has been tinted and will be removed later, because most or of these problems have
been resolved. Will be keeping something on the intercept dialog when installing extensions.
The following are puzzlers:
These Firefox 1.5 / 1.5.01 problems
are in addition to unresolved problems
Forward button is automatically loaded with
a link without having gone there. Have to look into -- Mozilla has implemented 'intelligent caching' on the forward and back buttons. Definite connection
with Browse images and some kind of connection to forums
activity to get to the next message. [My problem in failing to read/understand
what extensions may affect the Forward button]
- GreaseMonkey and Platypus just before an after had
so much trouble with these Greasemonkey not using old scripts and
Platypus not saving that I cleared out all scripts and started over
on Firefox 1.5. Note new location for gm_scripts. In Platypus turn off the Ctrl+S option for automatic save because it doesn't work, then you will use Save from the context menu and then Install from popup or new tab to "Install Script".
- SearchBar, lost all added search engines
and can't add additional ones,
and even if I could, there are variations with the same name and different authors,
making the process very confusing, it will take awhile to find and reinstall all that I had.
- SLOW, haven't checked things that I did before to speed up, but changes seem to be still in place.
- Extensions disabled as not compatible to Firefox 220.127.116.11 fewer now than before, a few are still marked in listing below.
- Firefox is already running, even if you don't get a message
and don't see Firefox on the task bar but it won't start you may find it in the running tasks (Ctrl+Alt+Del), and will have to use End Process within the Windows Task Manager to eliminate them, then start Firefox over again.
- Firefox has some reduced sized open windows that all they show is a about a one inch title bar with titlebar buttons. I can enlarge them but it is an annoyance, along with the Firefox windows that are blank and still have Mozilla in the title bar instead of Firefox.
Improvements with Firefox 1.5:
- Ctrl+Shift+Y toggles cursor usage from arrow to cross-hair and
brings up a style page (Firefox or Linkification) -- still does it with Linkification disabled. Don't know if related to text box with URL or image information that sometimes is too sticky. Appears to be related to Web Developer (css, style) changes cursor, but WD will show style content for item at cursor.
New Features in Firefox 1.5:
Tools, Extensions list includes an update box
when an update is available, and the Extensions list indicates
problems such as
“Disabled not compatible with Firefox 1.5” so you know
that you probably did not purposely disable it.
The same error would be in black if you had purposely disabled.
- Fragment-id works within keyword shortcuts
Problems with GreaseMonkey and/or Platypus creating
GreaseMonkey scripts has not been overcome -- this is no good. If GreaseMonkey
works don't upgrade and if it doesn't work then upgrading probably will not help.
Scripts originally used with GM 3.5 still not working, the GM button on the status bar does not directly turn on/off GM,
if you have 100 or scripts you have to catch the menu and scroll down to the bottom. I didn't care that I could not access scripts from Tools,scripts -- it was perfectly acceptable to go to Tools, extensions, options, GM. But I would want the button to simply do one thing -- return to simply toggle GM on/off.