Cancel search filter loses cursor position

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    We definitely had fixed this at one point. What browser/device/OS are you seeing this happen on now? Thanks.

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    Edward Ball

    Chrome, Windows.

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    Lawrence

    Windows 10 Desktop, Opera (which uses the Chrome engine)

    Thanks Ed - not just me then!

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    Edward Ball

    This continues to be a serious frustration. This bug combined with Ctrl+F not working means I cannot move an item around without manually scrolling through the list and finding it visually. Is a fix imminent?

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    Susan Eipert

    I agree that this is a major frustration. I often search to find a place in my data - but then lose that place after I delete the search. I don't want to leave the search term in place because I want to see all items near my new point.

    I need a simple way to move to a new spot in the data by searching

    This significantly diminishes the usefulness of Workflowy

     

    Desktop Windows 10; Chrome and Firefox and Opera

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    Martin

    This is still happening on Chrome latest version, Windows 10. To reproduce:

    Search for a word (e.g. "assets").

    Position your cursor on a filtered item that contains "assets".

    Either press the "Esc" key or click the "X" in the Search box to clear the search term.

    RESULT: Cursor jumps to the very top of your outline. Filter is cleared - all items are displayed. Item that you just searched for is lost again!

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    Lawrence

    Don't hold your breath for a resolution to this one. I asked again a couple of months ago (March 2021) and got this reply from Frank:

    "We have discussed this at length in previous meetings and the development team has indicated that this is not something we are able to fix just yet. It's an incredibly complex issue which would require us to roll back features that are absolutely essential (progressive loading). This is something we may be able to tackle later down the line. So sorry.

    ~Frank"

    Substantially hampers workflow and limits usefulness of the product, but looks like something they're not going to fix. :(

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Lawrence,

    This is something we'd love to fix. It's just tricky at this very moment :-(

    I am one of those who would kill to see this fixed. 

    ~Frank

     

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    Malcolm Boekhoff

    Am I the only one seeing this in Windows 10 + Firefox 120.0.1 (64-bit)?

     

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    Malcolm Boekhoff

    I retract my earlier (14 hours ago) gripe :)

    The Vimium-C extension does not play nice with Workflowy (ESC is "cancel mode" and also "cancel search" in Workflowy).

    Essentially, you have to disable any extension that interferes with keyboard/cursor in Workflow URL's.

     

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    Lawrence

    Malcolm, are you saying that cancel search behaves correctly for you if you don't have that extension i.e. your cursor stays where you selected during search? As far as I know this is still happening and doesn't seem to be something they can fix so we're stuck with it. I'm using Opera browser, W10, it is a universal issue because of how they load the data into the page, whether in a browser or using their app on W10.

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    Lawrence

    Frank (or other Workflowy support) - is this still the same as it was? How are we supposed to use Search in the product if we can only do things with it with search filter enabled? Isn't there anything that can be done, otherwise what's the point of being able to search at all if you are so limited once you find your result.

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