Ctrl-F no longer finds a phrase including a TAB

  • Recently stopped.
    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)
    Revision c5feca93e645f16c34b393345215333042c62302
    OS Windows 10 OS Build 17134.648
    JavaScript V8 7.3.492.20
    Flash (Disabled)
    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

  • Moderator

    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
    "mnt-routes MAINT-IKTCL-HK".
    There is or should be a TAB between
    "mnt-routes" and "MAINT-IKTCL-HK"

  • Moderator

    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.

  • 0_1552498333206_2019-03-13 17.29.56  ea002c107bd.png
    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.

  • Moderator

    Tell me the page URL.

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  • Moderator

    @piran Visit my profile and use the 3-dot-menu to start chat.

  • OK... think I am there.

  • Precis:
    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)
    Revision 38c6381358a1ec7a9fc161a038fb9d7407334aa4-refs/branch-heads/3626@{#858}
    OS Windows
    JavaScript V8 7.2.502.25
    Flash (Disabled)
    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.

    0_1552505426545_2019-03-13 19.26.09 8b46bf07c090.png

    So... tomorrow:-)

  • Moderator

    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:-)


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