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Search engine suggestions noticeably flicker when updating

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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RESOLVED WORKSFORME
4 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: aleth, Unassigned)

Tracking

36 Branch
x86
Mac OS X
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Description

4 years ago
This is distracting. It is particularly visible
- when backspace-deleting characters from the search string, or 
- when the number of suggestions changes (this happens all the time when the user has suggestions from the search engine turned off, and the only source of suggestions is the user search history).

A solution might be to wait some ms before updating the previous selections when typing, and possibly to add some suitable CSS transitions.
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Updated

4 years ago
Blocks: 1088660
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Comment 1

4 years ago
(In reply to aleth [:aleth] from comment #0)
> possibly to add some suitable CSS transitions.

To clarify, I was thinking of the total height of the suggestions box here, but on second thoughts I'm not sure a transition would actually improve things.
We've done some work to improve this, is it still as bad?
Flags: needinfo?(aleth)
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Comment 3

3 years ago
It seems OK to me - it's only the actual suggestion strings that flicker now, and repainting those is probably hard to avoid.
Flags: needinfo?(aleth)
Let's close this as good enough for now then.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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