Ctrl-F no longer finds a phrase including a TAB
Used to find, say, "mnt-by APNIC-HM".
Not sure why this functionality stopped.
Will the feature return? Any time soon?
Vivaldi 2.4.1476.4 (Official Build) (64-bit)
OS Windows 10 OS Build 17134.648
User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.67 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/2.4.1476.4
Command Line "C:\utility\VivaldiStandalone\Application\vivaldi.exe" --vivaldi-standalone --flag-switches-begin --enable-gpu-rasterization --force-color-profile=scrgb-linear --flag-switches-end --save-page-as-mhtml
Executable Path C:\utility\VivaldiStandalone\Application\vivaldi.exe
Profile Path C:\utility\VivaldiStandalone\User Data\Default
When, with which version did this work?
Months. Years? Stopped working with the version update
cited above possibly one before that. I was hoping that
it would be fixed transparently or silently. Searching
search engines for search functionality is tricky logic:-/
I use the Vivaldi search many times a day every day to find
or highlight commonalities in data lookups. Since version
cited above I cannot use a search phrase that includes a
TAB. The search fails to find instances that are plainly in view.
Using a specified TAB previously showed a 'workable' number
of positives. Eschewing find functionality for a TAB (otherwise
looking for whatever number of word spaces) throws up rather
too many false positives. So, I am asking for the functionality
to be returned:-)
My use of the previously available functionality should be largely
irrelevant to the 'heads up' bug report.
FWIW your forum code has seemingly stripped out the
illustrative TAB supplied inside my specified search phrase.
For instance I search for
There is or should be a TAB between
"mnt-routes" and "MAINT-IKTCL-HK"
I tested with a local HTML file on 2.3 and 2.4 – works, just use a blank as character to search for Tab (0x09) character.
piran last edited by Gwen-Dragon
I sort of need a TAB not a blank or any other type of word space.
Difficult to explain... Effectively (on screen) it appears to be
rendered as a TAB. Technically it is the white space between
two table elements in a row, the first being "text-align: right;".
For a very long time Vivaldi's "Find In Page" functionality
would very precisely locate that virtual TAB when so provided
with a Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V of the search phrase across those two
table elements. Vivaldi would then properly & really rather
brilliantly render all iterations of that search phrase...
Vivaldi does not do this any more. Hence the bug report.
Maybe I should edit the thread subject line
"finds a phrase including a TAB" into
"finds a phrase including two co-located horizontal table row elements"
...original seemed a bit more readable.
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piran last edited by piran
We agree this is not a true "TAB"... but tables.
I reiterate that previous versions of Vivaldi work as I stated:
Find In Page used to check and find across table elements.
Subsequently I have powered up an old offline machine
with another Vivaldi loaded:
Vivaldi 2.3.1440.48 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/72.0.3626.110 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/2.3.1440.48
Command Line "C:\Program Files (x86)\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe" --flag-switches-begin --enable-gpu-rasterization --force-color-profile=srgb --flag-switches-end --save-page-as-mhtml
Executable Path C:\Program Files (x86)\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe
Profile Path C:\Users\piran\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data\Default
The Find In Page works as it did previously.
tested with 2.3.1440.41 Worked. Fails in newer 2.3.
Bug reported as:
VB-50712 "[Regression] Find in page ignores Tab character in search string"
Thank you, obliged:-)