Ctrl-f gave me a spinning wheel


(Ian Kelling) #1

I came to this forum from google, hit ctrl-f typed something, then I was very confused why my search bar did not show up on the bottom.

Just to add a bit more: I’m researching something technical, google search results have a sentence from the link: I click the link, I hit ctrl-f, type a word or two, I want the sentence highlighted so I can continue reading from the context google gave me.


(Mittineague) #3

Hmmm. I don’t understand why that might be happening.

I just tested in several of my browsers and in each case ctrl-f opened the browser’s native “find in page” search.

And the keyboard short-cut for forum search is a forward slash, not ctrl anything.

Can you provide exact repro steps please?


(Jeff Atwood) #4

On topics with 20 to thousands of replies, search will trigger Discourse in topic search. If you wish to override this, press ctrl+f twice.

On short topics this isn’t necessary since the entire topic fits in the browser.


(Dean Taylor) #5

This doesn’t work anymore in Chrome for me since the header change.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

I can confirm, @eviltrout can you fix that first thing Monday?


(TechnoBear) #7

I can confirm it also no longer works in Firefox.


(Robin Ward) #8

Sure, here we go:


(Jeff Atwood) #9