Re: The new and improved findbar… and the future?

Jared Wein jwein at
Mon Aug 12 16:30:38 UTC 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jared Wein" <jwein at>
> To: "firefox-dev at Dev" <firefox-dev at>
> Cc: "Ehsan Akhgari" <eakhgari at>
> Sent: Monday, August 12, 2013 12:28:58 PM
> Subject: Re: The new and improved findbar… and the future?
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mike Ratcliffe" <mratcliffe at>
> >
> > 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.
> Ehsan wrote a patch in bug 171237 (Fx12) that tries its best to get the find
> result vertically centered.
> I'm sure there are cases where we don't do this perfectly. Can you file a bug
> for those cases? Perhaps it is also because we don't want to scroll the page
> if the result is already within view.

Actually, it appears that you may want to look at bug 720126.

- Jared

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