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#7434 closed bug (fixed)

Opened May 28, 2011 01:01AM UTC

Closed May 12, 2014 05:39PM UTC

Last modified May 12, 2014 05:40PM UTC

Autocomplete: Selected Text Trigger Usability Issue

Reported by: Gbiggs Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.11.0
Component: ui.autocomplete Version: 1.8.13
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

When you type a letter in an autocomplete box, the list pulls up. Click outside of the list (let's say a user hastily clicks and "misses" the list). The list box closes, when you select the letter and retype it - the list doesn't show up.

This doesn't happen if you type a different letter. It may be more a minor usability error, "Where did the list go? I retyped the letter. I know there are results!"

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Change History (14)

Changed July 24, 2011 06:05PM UTC by cgack comment:1

try it yourself at jsbin.

Changed July 24, 2011 06:37PM UTC by cgack comment:2

Changed October 12, 2011 04:35PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:3

#7787 is a duplicate of this ticket.

Changed February 27, 2012 11:53AM UTC by jzaefferer comment:4

status: newopen

The actual commit is this:

While I can see the issue as valid, I don't think this approach is acceptable. We specifically don't want any key event to trigger a search, e.g. pressing modifier keys don't modify the input, so shouldn't trigger a search.

Changed September 20, 2012 07:44PM UTC by frediani.adrien comment:5

Changed October 11, 2012 02:42PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:6


Changed November 30, 2012 01:39PM UTC by mikesherov comment:7

summary: Autocomplete - Selected Text TriggerAutocomplete: Selected Text Trigger Usability Issue

Changed January 25, 2013 09:23PM UTC by tj.vantoll comment:8

milestone: 1.10.0none

Changed May 24, 2013 09:12PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:9

#9329 is a duplicate of this ticket.

Changed January 15, 2014 03:12AM UTC by tj.vantoll comment:10

#9740 is a duplicate of this ticket.

Changed April 08, 2014 12:24PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:11

#9969 is a duplicate of this ticket.

Changed May 01, 2014 01:59PM UTC by tj.vantoll comment:12


This basically takes cgack's approach and accounts for modifier keys.

Changed May 12, 2014 05:39PM UTC by TJ VanToll comment:13

resolution: → fixed
status: openclosed

Autocomplete: Search if the user retypes the same value

Fixes #7434

Closes gh-1238

Changeset: 48001a8c46adc5d1d6c1726cecbe6453946e96e0

Changed May 12, 2014 05:40PM UTC by tj.vantoll comment:14

milestone: none1.11.0