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Bug 1525313 - Search bar is unreliable
Summary: Search bar is unreliable
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: atril
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wolfgang Ulbrich
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-12-13 02:59 UTC by David Gibson
Modified: 2018-02-06 15:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: atril-1.19.6-1.fc27
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Last Closed: 2018-02-06 11:20:28 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description David Gibson 2017-12-13 02:59:07 UTC
Description of problem:

Searching documents is weirdly unreliable as of quite recently.  There are several symptoms:
    * Sometimes it reports "0 found on this page" even with one highlighted on this page
    * Often "Find Next"/"Find Previous" don't find anything even though there are known other matches in the documents
    * Sometimes rapidly, repeatedly clicking the next/prev buttons will cause it to find matches it didn't with a single click.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


This problem has appeared quite recently, but I don't know exactly what package version it started at.

How reproducible:

At least on certain documents seems to happen most of the time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open large PDF document with some know search terms
2. Press Ctrl-F
3. Type a string know to appear repeatedly in the document
4. Press "Find Next" to step through occurrences of the string

Actual results:

Generally finds a first match correctly.

May print "0 found on this page" even with a match highlighted.

Find Next/Find Previous may not find additional matches even when they exist.

Expected results:

Find Next/Find Previous reliably step through matches in the document.

Additional info:

Find Previous seems to be slightly more reliable than Find Next, but it's hard to be sure.

Comment 1 David Gibson 2017-12-19 06:01:33 UTC
An example document which demonstrates this problem can be downloaded from:

Search, for example, for "hfscr" in this document and the weird behaviour described above shows up.

Comment 2 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2017-12-19 08:28:40 UTC
Was this a problem with atril-1.18.1 from f26/f25 ?

Comment 3 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2017-12-19 09:13:36 UTC
Confirmed, but it seems that the problem occurs only in continuous mode.
Also, it doesn't matter if single or double page is chosen.
Do we have a cache problem?
Tested with your PowerISA_V2.07B.pdf document.
Good that it isn't a problem with the new feature caret-navigation.

Comment 4 David Gibson 2017-12-20 02:44:32 UTC
I'm pretty sure it wasn't a problem in f26 or f25 - I certainly didn't notice it until recently.  I didn't notice it until after the fix for bug 1513826 went in.

Thanks for pointing out it only reproduces in continuous mode, I hadn't noticed that.  That gives me a workaround which will make life much less painful.

Comment 5 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2018-01-02 15:36:44 UTC
Can you please test
This fixes the regression for me.
Hope i don't introduce another one.

Comment 6 David Gibson 2018-01-02 23:20:27 UTC
Looks good to me, thanks!

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2018-01-05 15:34:00 UTC
atril-1.19.6-1.fc27 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 27.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2018-01-06 21:09:44 UTC
atril-1.19.6-1.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here:

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2018-02-06 11:20:28 UTC
atril-1.19.6-1.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2018-02-06 15:26:38 UTC
atril-1.19.6-1.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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