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Previously, the find bar (triggered using Ctrl+F which appears at the bottom) used to stay active across all open tabs with the search term retained. This is no longer the case with Firefox 25.

I have already edited userChrome.css file to restore previous design of the find bar using this and that.

The missing functionality that I seek is:

  1. If I press Ctrl+F keep the find bar open across all tabs until I voluntarily close it, in which case it should close across all other tabs automatically.

  2. To show the same search term across all other open tabs.

Unfortunately, this behavior - which worked very well for many - has been introduced as a bug. Please note that I do not want an add-on as a solution, nor do I want to downgrade Firefox to a previous version.

I have also checked about:config for potential settings but to no avail.

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F3 will open the Find bar. – martineau Nov 27 '13 at 10:31
@martineau I realize that. Any other solutions? – Ugo Nov 27 '13 at 10:43
up vote 5 down vote accepted

You have to use some Firefox extensions e.g.

But it got a bit less practical

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GlobalFindBar did it for me. Many thanks! :) – Ugo Dec 9 '13 at 10:37
GlobalFindBar for me as well. I cannot see how anyone can suggest FindBar-Tweak as a solution. It's so heavy handed and the settings UI is woeful. – twig Mar 27 '14 at 0:03

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