Bug 38274 - Next/Previous element still find text after it's deleted from Find Text box on Find Bar
Summary: Next/Previous element still find text after it's deleted from Find Text box o...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.0 release
Hardware: All All
: low trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Find-Search
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Reported: 2011-06-13 22:52 UTC by kitsune6014
Modified: 2022-11-05 23:36 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description kitsune6014 2011-06-13 22:52:41 UTC
If you open a document, the buttons at the bottom of the scroll bar have the function "next page" and "previous page".

If you perform a find, these then change to "continue search forward" and "continue search backwards".

If you then blank out your search term (text in find box changes to greyed out "Find"), the buttons still have the search functionality.

These buttons should really change back to the next/previous page functionality, when there is no active find string.
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:27:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-29 04:57:54 UTC
reproduced in 3.5.0 on Fedora 64 bit
I agree that existing functionality is wrong. Tool in right bottom corner should or not change state or return to previous state when search word erased or "Find" closed
Comment 3 Roman Eisele 2012-05-03 04:39:08 UTC
This is a Writer bug, as the Summary says, therefore removed 'Writer -' from the summary and changed 'Component' to 'Writer' instead.
Comment 4 ign_christian 2013-07-03 03:23:15 UTC
It seems to be fixed. The buttons inactive when we blanked out search term (LO - Win7 32bit)
Comment 5 sasha.libreoffice 2013-07-05 11:42:50 UTC
bug still reproducible in 4.0.4 and 4.1.0 on Fedora (RFR) 64 bit
Comment 6 Joel Madero 2014-11-04 03:44:52 UTC
Never confirmed by QA team - moving back to UNCONFIRMED.
Comment 7 Buovjaga 2014-11-16 09:32:46 UTC
Initially, when you input a search term, the Next/Previous element buttons do not perform find. But after you delete the word from the find box, they do!
After you close the find box and reopen it, you will see the search term has returned on its own and the next/previous element buttons again function as find, but the actual find next/previous buttons are inactive.

Win 7 64-bit Version:
Build ID: b021b5983c62e266b82d9f0c5c6d8d8900553827
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-11-12_01:10:08

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 3cf226622a3d8c09d655034dbcc81695f1662b87
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF-dbg, Branch:master, Time: 2014-11-15_23:24:22
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2015-12-20 16:15:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 kitsune6014 2015-12-23 05:42:19 UTC
Bug still present.

The interface has changed since it was originally lodged.

Originally, problem was on "next page" & "previous page" buttons on scroll bar.

Now the same function is performed by "next element" & "previous element" buttons on tool bar that appears on bottom of screen.

Verision of LibreOffice :

Operation System        : Windows XP SP3
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2017-10-23 13:57:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 kitsune6014 2017-10-26 00:58:08 UTC
Bug still exists.

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 22b09f6418e8c2d508a9eaf86b2399209b0990f4
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.19; UI render: default; 
Locale: en-AU (en_AU); Calc: group

To reproduce.

Enter search term in find text box and do search.

Blank out text in find text box.

"Navigate by" arrows still continue to search for the original string.
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2018-10-27 02:55:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2020-10-27 04:24:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2022-10-28 03:32:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 kitsune6014 2022-11-05 23:36:48 UTC
Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: f85e47c08ddd19c015c0114a68350214f7066f5a
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19043; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-AU (en_AU); UI: en-US
Calc: CL