Steps to reproduce:
1. Have a big spreadsheet open (my one has 10k+ rows in it, with 4 columns containing data).
2. Open the search bar (eg. by pressing Ctrl+F).
3. Type a search key (preferably one which will not be found, see below).
4. Press Enter to initiate search.
I don't get any (visual) feedback about the progress of the search. If the key is found, then the current cell will go there; if it's not found, then I will get a message when the search completes.
I would appreciate some visual feedback about the progress of the search, at least a throbber.
Additional steps to mitigate:
5. After an unsuccessful search, type in a different search key which will not be found.
6. Press Enter to initiate the new search.
I don't get any (visual) feedback about the progress of the search, not even one that tells me if it's finished. Since the previous message about the unsuccessful previous search wasn't cleared off, and current search fails as well, I will see the message again. The only "feedback" of the search is still running or not is that the cursor does not blink while the search is running (which is something between 4-5 secs here and now at me, but definitely varies upon the size of the spreadsheet, the hardware, etc).
I would appreciate some visual feedback about the progress of the search, at least a throbber. Or at least: please clear off the message about the unsuccessful previous search when I initiate a new search.
Thank you for your bug report.
Would it be possible to please attach a document that reproduces the issue? For a simple document I can easily create, the problem can't be noticed as the search finishes quickly, so even if we hide the label during search, the change is not noticable.
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Random-generated small example
My own spreadsheet has less rows and a bit more complicated data, so the search takes a bit more time, but I can't share that. However, I think this data set makes the search time at least noticeable.
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In the case of a "NOT found" you get this red sign from my screenshot.
In the case of FOUND you get the results.
Is this solved?...
is or could this be available in the find and replace dialog also?
If a thobber will be implemented, there should be a small lag before the thobber will be shown. Otherwise -- for most search actions that are too short for such thobber -- the search action would be slowed down with the thobber implementation and the short displaying and vanishing of the thobber is disturbing the GUI.
(In reply to Thomas Lendo from comment #6)
> If a thobber will be implemented, there should be a small lag...
Usually a progress bar (or throbber) shows up when operations take longer than 500ms. The feedback is definitely needed from UX POV.