The new find bar shifting down content

Markus Stange mstange at
Tue Aug 20 21:02:06 UTC 2013

On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 10:35 PM, Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan.akhgari at>wrote:

> However, I would feel a lot better if somebody came up with reasons why
> shifting the content up/down is actually desired.

I don't think it's desired, ever.

>   The only reasoning in favor of the current behavior that I've seen is <
>> (the first
> paragraph),

This makes no sense to me. Attention is drawn towards things that move and
drawn away from the things that stay fixed. If everything is moving,
attention is drawn everywhere it once, which can't work.

> but based on the later discussion in the bug, it seems to me that this
> behavior is generally not desired, which caused us to come up with a
> solution which works some of the time but not all of the time, and will
> break on some popular websites such as Gmail.  And it's not clear at all
> why this half-working solution was implemented instead of other proposals
> which will give at least a consistent, if not superior, experience all the
> time.

Which other proposals are you referring to? The only other consistent
proposal I know of was adapting Chrome's solution. I implemented the
half-working solution because I overestimated the percentage of pages which
it work on, because Mike gave positive feedback on it, and because I did
not have the time and energy for a Chrome-like full reimplementation.

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