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ColdFusion Search and Tag Editor Features Missing

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Status/Resolution/Reason: Closed/Withdrawn/FeatureRemoved

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Brian Stewart / Brian Stewart (Brian Stewart)

Created: 03/18/2016

Components: Editor Features

Versions: 2016

Failure Type:

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: CFB2016_Final /

Priority/Frequency: Normal / All users will encounter

Locale/System: ALL / Win All

Vote Count: 0

Problem Description:
The ColdFusion Search feature is completely missing, as is the Tag Editor.

Steps to Reproduce:
ColdFusion Search:
 - Open a CFML file in the editor and hit CTRL+F.
 - Alternatively, click Search in the menu.

Tag Editor:
 - Open a CFML file in the editor and hit CTRL+SHIFT+T
 - Alternatively click the Tag Editor icon in the CFML toolbar

Actual Result:
  Nothing happens when hitting CTRL+SHIFT+T and the Tag Editor icon doesn't exist in the toolbar.

Expected Result:
The ColdFusion Search dialog opens, or the Tag Inspector opens.

Any Workarounds:

----------------------------- Additional Watson Details -----------------------------

Watson Bug ID:	4130234

External Customer Info:
External Company:  
External Customer Name: Brian Stewart
External Customer Email:  
External Test Config: N/A



The help documentation for ColdFusion builder 2016 lists both of these features. Help > ColdFusion Builder Help > Code Editing in ColdFusion Builder I found another bug stating that the ColdFusion Search feature was removed in CF Builder 3, but I don't know if that was an Adobe employee or not. Further, the documentation still advertises this feature, and the shortcuts still include the CTRL+ALT+F binding for "ColdFusion Search Dialog". The datasheet for CF Builder 3 ( has a line stating "Develop faster—Make the most of your time with a host of features that help you speed up repetitive tasks, program faster, and search and navigate code more conveniently.". The remove of these two features makes that line untrue (and false advertising). If the ColdFusion Search feature is not restored we cannot buy additional licenses (and may need to refund the one we did buy.) This is at least a critical bug in the documentation.
Comment by External U.
26472 | March 18, 2016 11:18:48 AM GMT
HI Brian - This feature was removed in ColdFusion Builder 3. Yes, the documentation should have been updated to reflect this, so apologies about that. We will get the documentation fixed. (Comment added from ex-user id:prk)
Comment by Adobe D.
26473 | March 21, 2016 03:56:06 AM GMT
Is there any replacement feature the offers the same functionality? Do users of CF Builder 2016 have downgrade rights to CF Builder 2? This feature is critical to us, and we bought licenses based on the documentation and advertised features.
Comment by External U.
26474 | March 21, 2016 10:35:54 AM GMT