I'm drafting a new email and would love it if I could press cmd + f to search the entire thread for a specific string.
This is in the OS X client.
I often want to do that as well. CMD + F already being used to global search, I once had the idea of doing a “page search” (like browsers) when pressing CMD + F a second time. In other words: When the search if focused, pressing CMD + F again would do a page search.
While I know that this may not be an intuitive UX, we could show some tips when the user press CMD + F for the first time and also offer a “Search in page” option to the search box suggestions.
Do you think it’d work?
I think when I write drafts, it's always in a new window where cmd + f does nothing. That being said, I feel like the UX you describe is pretty confusing and difficult to grasp / discover.
I think what would be better is trying to figure out what is "focused" (what they last interacted with or what the mouse is hovering over) and doing the find in that context.
@Etienne Lemay: Is this still planned? It's not like we can just open Gmail to search since then the conversations are lost.
@Geoff Ball: Hey Geoff, thanks for the reminder. I just spent a couple hours trying to implement it, but it’s turning out to be a little bit more involving than it looked like.
It’s definitely still planned as I often would like that myself as well. It’s very unlikely to be ready for our next release, but I’ll try to move that into our short term roadmap.
@Etienne Lemay: Okay, thanks for the quick reply.
@Etienne Lemay: We are looking forward for this feature too. Now if you search something in a global search, it shows only a thread, where it has been mentioned, but not a specific message. And there is no way to search for this word in a thread itself. Even if you open the thread in a new window, when you press cmd + f nothing happens.
Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll merge with the “Find in page” request.