This is a basic usability and convenience issue which is relevant to every average user and therefore should be fixed:
Searching in a Writer document by the most common way, Ctrl+F, fails in the following case:
Some time ago the user was in the Find&Replace dialog to do a find&replace with an additional attribute for the search string, e.g. character format bold.
After closing the Find&Replace dialog this format setting is active in the Ctrl+F search field too (without beeing visible in any way to the user!), and the searching fails...
This shouldn't be so! The basic searching method Ctrl+F should NOT be attribute sensitive!!!
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 102512 ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 62601 ***