The new find bar shifting down content

Ehsan Akhgari ehsan.akhgari at
Wed Sep 4 23:12:42 UTC 2013



On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan.akhgari at>wrote:

> So, what are the concrete next steps here?  Are we planning on letting the
> current implementation get to the beta channel and hope that we get user
> feedback on beta?  What is going to be the criteria for evaluating whether
> we're going to let the current implementation find its way to release and
> what is the fallback option if we decide that this is not something that we
> want to ship?
> While the brainstorming conversation is interesting, I started this thread
> with a very concrete goal of not letting this feature get released without
> due diligence, and I'd like to know if I have had any success towards that
> goal yet!  :-)
> Thanks,
> --
> Ehsan
> <>
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM, Brian Smith <brian at> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Asa Dotzler <asa at> wrote:
>> > Can we move our focus to the other potential wins like better
>> highlighting
>> > and word counting and put together a new plan for moving the Find bar
>> to the
>> > top that has as it's first requirement to not shift content?
>> I don't know how we go about prioritizing user needs, but it would be
>> very surprising for me if "user's don't know we don't have a 'find in
>> page' feature and/or don't know how to activate it" isn't at the top
>> of the list, at least with respect to the "find in page" feature. This
>> is something that is addressed by Australis. We clearly expect that
>> users will use the "find in page" feature through the hamburger menu a
>> lot, as we made it so prominent there. Since the hamburger menu pops
>> down on the upper-right corner of the page, a user that clicks "find
>> in page" in the hamburger menu is going to be looking at the
>> upper-right corner of the page after he clicks it. So, I think with
>> Australis there is a strong argument to be made that the find in page
>> box should be in the upper-right corner of the page.
>> (Interestingly, that is exactly how it works in Chrome.)
>> Cheers,
>> Brian
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