Ticket #5971 (closed bug: notabug)
When scrollling through autocomplete suggestions using up/down arrow keys, highlighted text is copied to the input element, which may make it appear that a selection has been made
|Reported by:||ryounes||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||autocomplete, scroll, arrow key, selection||Cc:|
This can be tested on the jQuery UI autocomplete demo pages: when scrolling through the list of autocomplete suggestions using up/down arrow keys, the highlighted text is copied to the input element. This does not happen when hovering over a suggestion with the mouse. I have seen it confuse a user into thinking that a selection has been made, although the select event is not actually fired until the user either presses the enter key or clicks on the item with the mouse. I have checked out other autocomplete widgets and have not seen this behavior.