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Seemingly no way to do a case-sensitive Ctrl+F text search
Reported by simonjar...@gmail.com, Mar 12 2009 Back to list
Chrome Version       : 1.0.154.48

It does not seem to be possible to do a case-sensitive Ctrl+F text search 
in Chrome.
 
Labels: -Type-Bug -Area-Misc Type-Feature Area-BrowserUI Mstone-X
Status: Untriaged
Labels: DesignDocNeeded
Status: Available
Status: Assigned
Looks this issue is related to issue 7774 and  issue 3768 
Comment 5 by krtul...@gmail.com, May 5 2009
But doing just this issue "case-sensitive search" seems easier.  I would rather just 
case-sensitive search be implemented and released first.
I'm not too sure if this is a good idea from usability point of view. The average user 
is not interested in "case-sensitive search", I think. To overcome this, we might 
"hide" extra search functionality from the average user. This might be done via the 
developer menu, but I haven't given this more thought.
As a comparison, both IE and Firefox allow case-sensitive and case-insensitive 
searches. Without this it is frustrating when you enter a case-sensitive  value and you 
get an incorrect (case-insensitive) match... you'd expect more from Google who are 
known for their search expertise.  Thanks.
Comment 8 by Deleted ...@, Aug 14 2009
crazy.
Comment 9 by oha...@gmail.com, Aug 21 2009
my workaround is to go to firefox :) for that. It would be nice to have case senstive 
search in chrome. 


Comment 10 by val...@gmail.com, Aug 27 2009
I do not think, that this issue is really related to issue 7774 and  issue 3768  and 
these issues are something different. 

This issue is only about the way, the texts are being searched. 

I can imagine, that this can be expanded with the possibility to search for regular 
expressions, but in this case it becomes much more difficult to implement. 

Case sensitive search should be really easy to implement with the minimal change to 
the user interface of logic. 
Status: Available
Labels: Feature-FindInPage
Comment 13 by 4jo...@gmail.com, Nov 3 2009
I recently made an issue report:

 issue 25752  (http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=25752)

This could probably be merged with that issue. I got into a rather heated discussion 
with another user who insists this is a useless feature and would bloat Chrome. So to 
show him he was wrong, I made this quickly and hastily in MS Paint. BTW, next to the 
image I am linking, there could also probably be a 'whole word' search option too.

I made this just to show him that it can be implemented without too much space being 
used, so this MAY be wat it looks like...

Uploaded, but can also be seen here:

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/rasselas/bookmarkbar.jpg

bookmarkbar.JPG
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Mergedinto: 25752
Status: Duplicate
Mergedinto: -25752
Status: Available
Merged the wrong way round, sorry.
 Issue 25752  has been merged into this issue.
Comment 17 by oritm@chromium.org, Dec 18 2009
Labels: -Area-BrowserUI Area-UI-Features
Area-UI-Features label replaces Area-BrowserUI label
Labels: -Area-UI-Features Area-UI
Don't we need a design doc for this?
cmon, this is necessary and easy to implement
Comment 21 by mrman...@me.com, Sep 25 2010
Maybe a smal checkbox in the search window saying "Case-Sensitive" and when checked, will make the search case-sensitive.
Comment 22 by 4jo...@gmail.com, Sep 25 2010
And a whole word one. Instead of having to cheat and hit the space bar. 
How about adding this option (and maybe more in future) to find bar's context menu?

It's intuitive (well, kind of) and doesn't add UI clutter and can be easily enabled by using either keyboard or mouse. The only problem I see is that you'll have no way of knowing status without opening the menu first. This can be solved by:
a) Adding a match case button right before the Up/Down arrows - only if the option is currently enabled (more of a status than a button)
b) Changing the background/border color of the find bar - hmm maybe not
or .. maybe instead of adding the 'Match Case' option in the menu, add a 'Show options' which slightly extends the find bar with a Match Case checkbox?

Attaching a mockup.
find-menu-current.png
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find-menu-new.png
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Comment 24 by 4jo...@gmail.com, Sep 26 2010
Temp, that is too much, man/ma'am.

I just want a match case, and whole word. I dont need or want dropdowns. It is cluttering. I like that we are thinking, but all this should be ON the find bar or next to it. Why is there a copy and paste?
Comment 25 by 4jo...@gmail.com, Sep 26 2010
Temp, that is too much, man/ma'am.

I just want a match case, and whole word. I dont need or want dropdowns. It is cluttering. I like that we are thinking, but all this should be ON the find bar or next to it. Why is there a copy and paste?
Comment 26 by yonat...@gmail.com, Sep 26 2010
If no suitable UI for this feature can be decided upon, maybe you can use the JS Console with Ctrl-Shift-J. For example, to search for "I":
z = $x('//text()[contains(., "I")]/parent::*')
z[0].scrollIntoView()
#24, That dropdown is already there (with the Copy/Paste option). It appears if you right click the input area in Find bar.
Labels: UI-Needed Restrict-AddIssueComment-Commit
Project Member Comment 29 by bugdroid1@chromium.org, Mar 11 2011
The following revision refers to this bug:
    http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome?view=rev&revision=77788

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r77788 | jhawkins@chromium.org | Thu Mar 10 20:38:52 PST 2011

Changed paths:
 M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/net/url_info.h?r1=77788&r2=77787&pathrev=77788
 M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/extensions/image_loading_tracker.cc?r1=77788&r2=77787&pathrev=77788
 M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/password_manager/password_store.cc?r1=77788&r2=77787&pathrev=77788
 M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/memory_details_mac.cc?r1=77788&r2=77787&pathrev=77788
 M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/memory_details.h?r1=77788&r2=77787&pathrev=77788
 M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/memory_details_win.cc?r1=77788&r2=77787&pathrev=77788
 M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/password_manager/password_store.h?r1=77788&r2=77787&pathrev=77788
 M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/net/url_info.cc?r1=77788&r2=77787&pathrev=77788
 M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/ui/gtk/location_bar_view_gtk.cc?r1=77788&r2=77787&pathrev=77788
 M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/memory_details_linux.cc?r1=77788&r2=77787&pathrev=77788
 M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/ui/gtk/location_bar_view_gtk.h?r1=77788&r2=77787&pathrev=77788

Coverity: Pass values by reference.

CID=8402,8494,8641,8716,8717,8740,9100
BUG=none
TEST=none

Review URL: http://codereview.chromium.org/6676015
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Labels: -DesignDocNeeded bulkmove Action-DesignDocNeeded
Chrome Version       : 1.0.154.48

It does not seem to be possible to do a case-sensitive Ctrl+F text search 
in Chrome.
Labels: -UI-Needed Review-UI
Chrome Version       : 1.0.154.48

It does not seem to be possible to do a case-sensitive Ctrl+F text search 
in Chrome.
Labels: -Review-UI
Status: WontFix
Discussed w/ UI leads: This would be nice to have, but we're not willing to add the options to the UI at this time.
Project Member Comment 33 by bugdroid1@chromium.org, Mar 9 2013
Labels: -Action-DesignDocNeeded Needs-DesignDoc
Project Member Comment 34 by bugdroid1@chromium.org, Mar 11 2013
Labels: -Feature-FindInPage -Area-UI Cr-UI Cr-UI-Browser-FindInPage
 Issue 290816  has been merged into this issue.
Issue 569583 has been merged into this issue.
Now tracked by crbug.com/687552
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