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To help avoid duplication, the Test & Feedback extension (previously known as the Exploratory Testing extension) automatically searches for and displays existing bugs, based on the keywords in the title, as you file a new bug. You can choose to continue creating a new bug or add your findings to an existing bug.
As you type the title for a new bug, in the background the extension searches for similar bugs that might be related to the issue you've found and displays a link to the results. Choose this link to see the results that have similar title keywords.
The form displays 0 Similar if it does not find any matching bugs.
If you see a bug you want to update, instead of creating a new one:
Select it in the list and choose Edit.
The extension appends all your screenshots, notes, and videos to the existing bug.
Save the updated bug.
If, instead, you decide not to update an existing bug:
Choose the New bug link to return to the bug details form.
Enter the details for the new bug and save it as described in this topic.
Continue exploring your app, filing bugs and tasks, and creating test cases.
Q: What happens if I don't see a "similar" link, or I see "0 Similar" in the bug dialog?
A: This means that the extension could not find any bugs with similar keywords in the title. You can create a new bug containing your screenshots, notes, and videos as described in this topic.
Q: What about if I don't want to update an existing bug?
A: Simply ignore the "similar" link and carry on creating and saving the new bug as described in this topic.
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