Pretty non trivial, but could be worth looking at as the UX variation may end up being one of those "sometimes this, but sometimes that".
Open a previous chat window with someone on the home page, press Ctrl + F and look for some text in the chat window. Finds it no problem.
Now close the search bar and go into a topic. Try doing the same thing. You get the in topic search instead, which won't search the modal.
Should probably default to browser search if the chat window is open.
EDIT: Hmm, can't repro now.
What is the main point, when you visit Unread section, to open topic from the first message?
One possible solution: Add button (btn-default) near title, with clear message (go to unread message)
Have much more possible solutions? - add settings to the ACP. Every community will select most UX friendly for them.
Possibly fixed with https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/commit/e420ee5fb65cd10e0d4e86a1da763f861957dc8f, I updated this forum let me know if you can reproduce again.
barisusakli committed to NodeBB/NodeBB
privilege fix for single category check