The new and improved findbar… and the future?

Mike Ratcliffe mratcliffe at mozilla.com
Mon Aug 12 16:14:51 UTC 2013


That really does look sexy!

One thing that irritates me about our current search is that the result
is often highlighted on the very top or bottom edge of the page. It
would be awesome if you could ensure that the current word is scrolled
to within something like the centre third of the content area.

/Mike Ratcliffe


On 12/08/13 15:21, Mike de Boer wrote:
> Perhaps it makes sense to share the link (DOH!)
>
> http://www.screenr.com/XnmH
>
> Have fun! Mike.
>
> Begin forwarded message:
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>> *From: *Mike de Boer <mdeboer at mozilla.com <mailto:mdeboer at mozilla.com>>
>> *Subject: **The new and improved findbar… and the future?*
>> *Date: *August 12, 2013 4:19:18 PM GMT+02:00
>> *To: *"firefox-dev at mozilla.org <mailto:firefox-dev at mozilla.org> Dev"
>> <firefox-dev at mozilla.org <mailto:firefox-dev at mozilla.org>>
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Of course, Australis is all the buzz at the moment, but we're also
>> looking at many other areas to ready Firefox for the future!
>>
>> One of these areas is the findbar component. Dão Gottwald, Markus
>> Stange and yours truly have been hard at work to bring an updated
>> design, move to the top of the page and other (possible) improvements
>> for the (near) future. Much of this work was done during our spare time.
>>
>> I'd like to share this short (~5mins) screencast with you that shows
>> what we've been up to lately. Please note that the animations that I
>> try to demonstrate might not be clear due to screenr.com
>> <http://screenr.com> compression, which drops frames.
>>
>> During this screencast I highlight a possible future addition to the
>> findbar: flashy highlighting on a dimmed page[1]. This is a feature
>> that you might have seen already in Safari and various other Mac apps.
>>
>> My question to you, dear reader, is: what do you think of this
>> feature and if you like it, would you like to see it on platforms
>> other than OSX?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Mike.
>>
>> [1] For lack of a better name - also, awesome album by Deadmau5
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Lack_of_a_Better_Name)
>>
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