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Whose Idea Was It to Make Find a Modal Dialog? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Up to IE10 you could hit Control-F and get a find bar, within which you could type a string, and IE would find it on the page for you.

    Now with the desktop IE11 in Windows 8.1 you hit Control-F and a modal dialog box pops up - and sure, you can find a string in the page with it, but you have to close the dialog to do anything such as copy text.

     

     

    Doesn't anyone notice that this is a reduction in usability?

    Who thinks of design changes like this?  Who approves them?

    Why isn't there an option for doing it the way it was done before?

     

     

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

    Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options

    Saturday, November 2, 2013 1:01 AM

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  • Hi Noel,

    do an IE reset to remove the customizations you have made to YOUR registry.

    the key for the classic find tool can only be manually added.


    Rob^_^

    Saturday, November 2, 2013 4:02 AM
  • Interesting.  It does appear that something I've added has caused this.  The Quero Toolbar maybe...

    Yes, unchecking this feature of the Quero toolbar corrects it, so that I now have a Find bar again:

    Thank you for pointing me in the right direction, Rob.

      

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

    Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options

    • Marked as answer by Noel Carboni Sunday, November 3, 2013 3:41 AM
    Saturday, November 2, 2013 4:36 PM
  • context menus can't be disabled or uninstalled....only COM context menus are disabled in noAddons mode.

    You should see ProcMon read a key in the registry when you press Ctrl+f


    Rob^_^

    Sunday, November 3, 2013 3:34 AM
  • Perhaps you misunderstood me.  I neglected to mark my post as the answer.

    Unchecking the above box was all the fix I needed.  The key was convincing me (regardless of my bad attitude) that the problem was on my end.

    Now, with the setting shown above unchecked, it works exactly as I need, including the modeless Find bar.

    I didn't use any features of the Quero right-click context menu anyway.  I only use that package to restore the separate search box, and it does a fine job of that with that setting unchecked.

    Thanks again.

       

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

    Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options

    Sunday, November 3, 2013 3:41 AM