There is a bug in the way enabled states are handled for 'Find Next' and 'Find Previous' in the Find toolbar.
I have committed a patch that corrects this and adds the same enabled state dependency to 'Find All'.
It can be found at https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/41264/
Not sure I see this bug - can you expand what's wrong with current behaviour?
Created attachment 135990 [details]
visual of findbar items to show enable issue
The intent of the code is to enable/disable the Previous and Next command items but the Next and Find all command items are being enabled/disabled.
Screenshot1.png shows only the placeholder text entered in the Find box. The Previous item is enabled. The Next and Find all command items are disabled.
Jim Raykowski committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#112199 Fix and extend enabled state for items in find toolbar
It will be available in 6.0.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: a27eb931c22313d4dd5c73b35358c0532d20b79e
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.12; UI render: default; VCL: kde4;
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Built on September 8th 2017