As a desktop user, when I close "Find in Page/View" using keyboard esc shortcut, I want my view to *not* move to the last found result #Enhancement #Help #Suggestion

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Thanks for software

As title

Steps to reproduce issue

  1. Open “Find in Page/View” (keyboard cmd + f)
  2. Enter query
  3. Navigate through found queries (keyboard enter or UI arrows)
  4. Close find tool (keyboard esc)

Unexpected behaviour

After finding the query or navigating to the cell I want I may leave the find tool open while navigate my view. Then later, when I decide to close the find tool, my view jumps to the last found query/cell - why?!

Expected behaviour

Simply close the find tool, don’t mess with my view

Tested in multiple browsers - same behaviour

FYI Google Sheets exhibits same behaviour and has always annoyed the f#ck out of me

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software - OS: Apple, macOS, 11.4 (20F71)
software - application: Vivaldi, 4.0.2312.33 (Stable channel) (x86_64)

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I have never experienced this behavior. I would try a different browser — the behavior you describe does not happen in Chrome or Safari.

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I tried Safari and have the same issue - what are your macOS/Safari versions?

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macOS 11.4, Safari 14.1.1

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I’m using same [macOS/Safari] env

Screencast: Screen Recording 2021-07-02 at 14.56.25 - PeerTube UK

My first interaction closes the find tool using GUI and the second using keyboard - notice the different results

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Oh, you’re using the ESC key to close the find tool. Yes, I’m getting the same behavior as you. I would report this to and see if they can fix it.

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Reported/submitted :thumbs_up:

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