Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#9332 reopened enhancement

auto complete web address

Reported by: harvard Owned by: leavengood
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/WebPositive Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

Auto completion of web address while typing.

Change History (7)

comment:1 by harvard, 7 years ago

Component: - GeneralApplications/WebPositive
Owner: changed from nobody to leavengood

comment:2 by mmadia, 7 years ago

Resolution: no change required
Status: newclosed

For previously entered URLs, a list of matches will display as the user types. Setting this as closed.

comment:3 by leavengood, 7 years ago

I think the reporter means more like the way Chrome and Firefox work, where the top entry in the auto-complete list is filled-out in the address bar, only requiring an Enter to load it. The part which has not yet been typed is shown selected and is overridden as the user types.

I like this feature as well and will implement it at some point in WebPositive.

comment:4 by diver, 7 years ago

Resolution: no change required
Status: closedreopened
Version: R1/alpha4.1R1/Development

Indeed.

comment:5 by harvard, 7 years ago

i meant that only what leavengood said.(i.e.more like the way chrome worked)

comment:6 by pulkomandy, 5 years ago

I personally dislike that feature. Often I type "github.com" and end up on "gist.github.com", for example, because the browser isn't very good at matching URLs with what I type.

Knowing that it's possible to type part of an URL, then use the down key to select the first match in the current list, and that still allows typing an URL you really mean, without the autocomplete messing with it, I'd prefer things to stay as they are.

Should auto-complete be made the default, is there a way to undo it and get to the URL I typed, even if it happens to be a substring of another URL? If there is, I think the discoverability of it is not as good as what we currently have (press down to select the next item in the list is fairly obvious).

comment:7 by luroh, 5 years ago

Milestone: R1Unscheduled

Moving Web+ enhancements out of R1 milestone.

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