Issue 99470 - changing search direction needs a second go
Summary: changing search direction needs a second go
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOO310m1
Hardware: Unknown All
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2009-02-20 18:59 UTC by borsotti
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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Description borsotti 2009-02-20 18:59:59 UTC
Open a new document and type these lines:


then place the cursor at the very beginning (i.e. before the firs "f"),
open the "find" window, enter "foo" in the "search for" input field, and
hit twice the "find" button. The second "foo" will be selected.
Then press "more options" in the search window, and check "backwards".
Thus press "find" ... nothing happens! You have to press it again to
make it move on.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld 2009-02-21 11:16:19 UTC
I checked with "Ooo 3.0.1 (DE) Multilingual version GERMAN  UI WIN XP:
[OOO300m15 (Build 9379)]" and can confirm the reported effect, but I do not see
a DEFECT, because borsotti's "... nothing happens" investigation is wrong:
When a search result has been found, the search result will be highlighted, and
the caret will be placed behind the search result. After you found the second
"foo", changed the search direction to backwards and pressed search, the search
process will find the second "foo" and place th caret in front of the found and
highlighted word. So everything works as expected, I can't see any defect. May
be here remains an enhancement request to spare the step "move caret from end of
word to the beginning of the word", but this would have very very low priority.

I recommend the close this issue WONTFIX.
Comment 2 borsotti 2009-02-21 12:25:02 UTC
The "search forward" and "search backwards" button on the navigator
window work as expected (much the same as most of the other applications
in the world, Firefox for one), and do not have the defect I have filed.
I understand the explanation regarding the movement of the cursor, but
all the same the behavior is not intuitive, and is not consistent with
that of the navigator.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2009-02-22 10:37:58 UTC
Reassigned to Requirements