Bug 148609 - UI: Old search entry keeps reappearing
Summary: UI: Old search entry keeps reappearing
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) alpha0+
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-04-15 09:08 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2022-04-22 11:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Telesto 2022-04-15 09:08:44 UTC
UI: Old search entry keeps reappearing

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Writer (from Start Center)
2. Type Hello
3. Press CTRL+F
4. Type Hello
5. Enter
6. CTRL+A + Backspace (find dialog is empty)
7. Move cursor to main document (deselect hell)
8. Press CTRL+F -> Hello is back
9. Close the document
10. Open new Writer document from start center
11. Press CTRL+F again -> Hello again 

Actual Results:
Hello is appearing

Expected Results:
1. At step 8. Rule of thumb keep things empty if they are empty
at step 11. This hello is even appearing out of context. If you searched hello in document A doesn't mean you want to search that in every document (maybe someone else is using the Writer here, it's leaking information, IMHO)

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: efe854bf9b6daff3d0ecf6e3d04bd9a50bfaa3f3
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI: en-US
Calc: CL Jumbo
Comment 1 Telesto 2022-04-15 09:09:59 UTC
Hitting the bug or feature question
Comment 2 Eyal Rozenberg 2022-04-15 09:28:28 UTC
Considering how we can find Hello on the drop-down list, I don't see the merit in restoring it on Ctrl+F. Would say this behavior is a minor bug. But my opinion on this is not very strong.

Reproduced with:

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: fb9270b238cba4f36e595c5d7f4d85f6f3f18e1c
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.10; UI render: default; VCL: qt5 (qfont+xcb)
Locale: en-IL (en_IL); UI: en-US
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2022-04-22 11:07:40 UTC
To remember the previous searches is a feature not a bug. But you can set it to zero with an expert switch. See bug 122322.