Bug 43511 - UI: Navigation (F5) dialog lacks a search function
Summary: UI: Navigation (F5) dialog lacks a search function
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 126483 148322 148394 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Navigator
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Reported: 2011-12-04 05:39 UTC by hindmost
Modified: 2023-12-01 13:27 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Description hindmost 2011-12-04 05:39:13 UTC
Problem description: Navigation Dialog lacks a search function.  Alternately Edit > Find lacks an option to only search headers

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open a document with headers
2. Press F5
3. The only way to find a section is to manually scroll and read through perhaps two or three hundred header entries

Current behavior:  Some documents are large and complex.  A topic may be mentioned many many times in a document but the main discussion of the topic will have a header.  Using the edit > find function forces the user to search manually through perhaps dozens of mentions of the topic before finding the section devoted to the topic.  

Expected behavior:  Please implement a search function in the Navigator dialog that will find entries in the Header section of the tree.

Platform (if different from the browser): Fedora 16
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-12-11 02:14:46 UTC
We never had that, might be a good Idea, but imho low priority
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2014-07-13 01:33:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Thomas Lendo 2018-09-29 13:22:47 UTC
Adding needsUXEval.

Are there 2 issues mixed? Only header search and Find dialog in Navigator/Sidebar?

Search functionality is covered by Bug 95405 - Sidebar deck for find/search and replace.

I support the idea of a fast search feature in the Navigator to search/browse through the Navigator element names (all headings, images, tables, etc.) With that in big documents you can search through image names (not caption name) and other names/definitions of Navigator objects.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2019-03-12 10:12:49 UTC
A search field is desirable and part of the mockup at https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2016/07/31/how-the-navigator-may-support-object-handling-in-libreoffice-draw/; removing UX.
Comment 5 Dieter 2019-07-22 07:14:54 UTC
*** Bug 126483 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2022-04-06 09:57:48 UTC
*** Bug 148394 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2022-04-07 07:23:54 UTC
*** Bug 148322 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***