Test Documentation for Find As You Type
Maintained by: Owen
Find As You Type (formerly known as Type Ahead Find) is a new feature introduced in Mozilla 1.2. It allows the user to automatically search for text by merely typing in the open window. This Emacs-style search allows the user to search without use of the mouse or difficult-to-remember key combinations.
We will need to cover:
- Find As You Type in the main browser window.
- Find As You Type input via IME's.
- Find As You Type in Mail/News, Composer, etc.
Reference materialshttp://www.mozilla.org/projects/ui/accessibility/typeaheadfind.html-- Find As You Type UI specifications
http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/extensions/typeaheadfind/-- Find As You Type source
Important bugsBug #30088 was the enhancement request prompting the creation of Find As You Type. It is also tracking some older bugs.
Bug #183998 discusses additions of Find As You Type to mailnews.
Bug #187511 discusses additions of Find As You Type to menu items.
Bug #176296 adds the preference to force Find As You Type to start only upon the proper keypress.
Bug #169489 discusses the addition of Find As You Type preferences to the preferences menu.
You can also:
- View all open Find As You Type bugs.
- View all assigned Find As You Type bugs.
- View all closed Find As You Type bugs.
- View all Find As You Type bugs.
Bug filing informationPlease, before filing another bug, be sure you have searched Bugzilla for any duplicate bugs. Bugs for this feature should reside in the Keyboard: Find As You Type component of the Browser product.
To properly file a Find As You Type bug, please follow these steps (in addition to following the bug writing guidelines):
- Assign the bug to the Browser product, in the Find As You Type component.
- If you are filing this bug because the testcases failed, please be sure that you can reproduce the bug. If you still see the bug after the second test attempt, please include what test and at what step you were on when it failed, and describe in detail the problem you experience in the bug report.
If you don't feel comfortable with Bugzilla or filing bugs, feel free to email me at email@example.com. I am more than happy to look at your issue and file a bug report as needed.
Acceptance testsThese are intended to be the basic, acceptance level tests for Find As You Type. All instructions are covered in taf_acceptance.html
- (Time: 1 minute) Test the ability of Find As You Type to locate a link on the page.
Functional testsThese tests check the full abilities of Find As You Type. All instructions are covered in taf_functional.html
- (Time: 1 minute) Test the full text search aspect (both linked and non-linked text) of Find As You Type.
- (Time: 1 minute) Test that a URL and an email address can be navigated to via the keyboard.
- (Time: 4 minutes) Test that Find As You Type properly responds to preference changes.
- (Time: 2 minutes) Test keyboard combinations (Accel+[Shift]+G, [Shift]+F3, etc.), along with repeated letter search.
- (Time: 2 minutes) Test wrap-around Find As You Type.
- (Time: 1 minute) Test keyboard combinations to cancel Type Ahead (Tab, Esc, etc.).
IME Acceptance TestingThese tests check to see if Find As You Type properly gets data from IME's. Please visit http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc10/x-utf8.html. Use your IME to do a text-only Find As You Type search for any of the phrases on that page. If the find was unsucessful, file a bug.
What do I do if I find a problem while running the tests?
Answer: If a bug doesn't already exist in Bugzilla, file one, of course! Just remember, to get proper developer and QA attention, you need to follow the above instructions.