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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002834NetSurfRISC OS-specificpublic2022-02-09 14:12
ReporterBernard Boase 
Assigned To 
PlatformARMX6, RPi 3,4,400OSRISC OSOS Version5.29
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0002834: 'Find text' fails to reposition display at found text
DescriptionWhen using 'Find text', hHighlighted text found on a web page is correctly visible if the page does not need to be scrolled down. Further hits usng 'Next' that are not visible on the page displayed should cause automatic scrolling down in order to display them. This does not happen. Manual scrolling has to be used to find those highlighted hits.
Steps To ReproduceUse 'Find text' to look for a search string that is not on the visibly displayed portion of the web page.
Use 'Find text' repeatedly on the same page that contains the search string below the visible portion of the web page.
TagsNo tags attached.
Fixed in CI build #
Reported in CI build #5313
URL of problem pageAny
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Dave Higton


Dave Higton (developer)

I just tried searching for "Posted by" on Slashdot (every post has this in its first line) and every find was scrolled to. So I cannot reproduce the problem.

NS CI#5318, RO 5.29 (28-Nov-21), Raspberry Pi 3B+.
Harriet Bazley


Harriet Bazley (reporter)

Is this by any chance related to bug https://bugs.netsurf-browser.org/mantis/view.php?id=2740?
Bernard Boase


Bernard Boase (reporter)

Not a Wikipedia frames issue, just any simple HTML page with occurences of the F4 Find search string. Tested now on:

Pi 4, [ROOL ePic] OS 5.24, NetSurf 3.8 (Dev CI #3418) -- result normal

Pi 400, [Cloverleaf] OS 5.29 (18-Jul-2021), NetSurf 3.11 (Dev) -- result
abnormal in that scrolling doesn't happen, plus several of the found
strings are not even highlighted.

ARMX6, [R-Comp] OS 5.29 (03-Nov-2020), NetSurf 3.11 (Dev CI #5313 --
result abnormal as in Description above.
Harriet Bazley


Harriet Bazley (reporter)

I've just repeated the test on this very page, looking for the string 'scroll'; the result is normal, using ARMX6 with OS 5.27 (30-Sep-20), Netsurf Dev Cl #5313
Bernard Boase


Bernard Boase (reporter)

Harriet's and my ARMX6s can't be all that different, so perhaps mine has an app or process that is affecting NetSurf's automatic scrolling to found text. How to investigate further?


samual (reporter)


-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-11-26 14:31 Bernard Boase New Issue
2021-12-23 14:13 Dave Higton Note Added: 0002348
2021-12-23 22:15 Harriet Bazley Note Added: 0002349
2021-12-24 11:05 Bernard Boase Note Added: 0002350
2021-12-24 12:54 Harriet Bazley Note Added: 0002351
2021-12-24 16:25 Bernard Boase Note Added: 0002352
2022-02-09 14:12 samual Note Added: 0002359
+Issue History