CTRL+F in the search results page


#1

Small feature request:

Sometimes I’ll search for something, realize I need to refine the terms, and then search for something else. But I’ll run into this UX issue:

  1. CTRL+F (or CMD+F) and type in my search query (e.g., “hello”)
  2. CTRL+ENTER to search over all documents.
  3. I realize I needed to search for something else, so I hit CTRL+F again. However, it now triggers the browser’s search feature, when I expected it to highlight (and select) the search term in the search box on the results page.

Basically, I’m at a search results page (i.e., https://dynalist.io/#q=hello) and I want to refine my search term so I instinctively hit CTRL+F. But this does something different than what I as a user expect, which is to move my cursor to (and possibly “select all”) the search box so I can edit the search terms.

Does anyone else run into this issue?

Thanks!
Ron


#2

Hi Ron. See what you mean. It’s because the search box doesn’t have focus when the query results are displayed. You only need to press Esc to return and Ctrl + f works normally again. Can see this would be annoying though if you’re regularly changing the search query. It doesn’t sound like a big job to just give the search box focus and can’t see any disadvantages.