Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#7004 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add Type-Ahead function to autocomplete

Reported by: texinwien Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.9.0
Component: ui.autocomplete Version: 1.8.9
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


Currently, a user must either use his arrow keys or his mouse to select an item from the drop-down list.

This makes for poor usability. Type-ahead functionality would allow the user to stop typing as soon as he'd entered the minimum number characters to have the choice he wants to select selected, without having to use his mouse or arrow keys.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Scott González

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

We don't consider this poor usability. The autocomplete widget is based very heavily on Firefox's awesome bar which does not include type-ahead functionality.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by texinwien

Amending my reply - I've gone through your collection of extensions, and those'll do the trick.

I still disagree that the default behavior = good usability if you're using the control on a form with multiple fields.

Thanks for the extensions and the tip!

Last edited 12 years ago by texinwien (previous) (diff)
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