I know this is a an extremely minor thing to get annoyed about but one thing I’ve never got used to in my Linux adventures was the fact that in Windows, when you click on the search box in firefox, it highlights the last thing that was typed in it, so you could simply type something new and the last thing is gone, which 80% of the time is what you want to happen. In openSUSE, and every other Linux variant I’ve encountered, this doesn’t happen, and I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve ended up searching for ‘facubuntuforumsebook’ or ‘hotmbbc newsail’. You’d think I’d eventually get used to it but I really haven’t!
Is there any way to make the search box behave like it does in Windows? Thanks in advance.
Agreed, or if you don’t want to do it with a mouse you can do what I do
and just hit Ctrl+a quickly (select all) and then type in whatever you’re
after. This is likely something Mozilla can change in Firefox but for the
most part I think the app is taking the defaults for the windowing system.
On 02/19/2011 11:36 AM, lenwolf wrote:
> on linux you have to “triple-click”.
> This selects the whole string and you can just type over it.
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Wouldn’t you say that Windows’ behaviour in this context is incorrect?
I would expect a single-click in the search bar to place the cursor at the point-of-click so that characters my be inserted or deleted from there. In my experience, it only requires a double-click to highlight the entire contents of the search bar.
The Linux behaviour seems more intuitive in that it does what you probably want it to do.