Add auto complete widget to filters dialog....



MailNews Core
16 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Scott MacGregor, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

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16 years ago
I just came back from a trip on the east coast and got some excellent feedback
on the latest version of our product from some important folks. I'm filing bugs
on some of the important issues.

When creating a new filter based on Sender, we should be using an autocomplete
text field instead of a normal text field. The other criteria should remain
unchanged. The person I was talking to was trying to set up a filter for his
executive staff and he didn't know any of their email addresses, just there
names. He found it extremely frustrating that he wasn't able to just auto
complete them like he can for a new mailing list or in the compose window. 

I suspect it should be pretty easy from an engineering point of view to make the
text field an autocomplete widget. Not sure if there are UI issues that come
into play.

Comment 1

16 years ago
If we don't want to take something like this for beta1, I think it is worth
talking about taking after beta / 1.0.
Keywords: nsbeta1

Comment 2

16 years ago
I think someone already logged a bug about this, will duplicate it to this one.

Comment 3

16 years ago
So, this would apply to all Sender operators ( "is", "contains", ... there are 6
choices) ? 

Would this apply to filters only or would it apply in the Advanced Search UI, too?

cc gayatri for QA-FYI as this would be a  new mini feature

Comment 4

16 years ago
Agree this would be a nice feature to have.
Autocomplete for: "contains", "doesn't contain", "is", "isn't".
But we probably won't want it for "begins with" and "ends with".

Comment 5

16 years ago
Another question for when/if this is implemented:  will we also include criteria
choices "To", "Cc", "To or Cc" ?  It would make sense to be consistent among
addressee type of header criteria.

Comment 6

16 years ago
marking nsbeta1-.  This is a great idea.  We should do it for the next release.
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-

Comment 7

16 years ago
>Another question for when/if this is implemented:  will we also include 
>criteria choices "To", "Cc", "To or Cc" ? 

I would say yes.

Comment 8

16 years ago
*** Bug 104545 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Product: MailNews → Core

Comment 9

11 years ago
Hy, friends. I have been using this navigator since the old "Netscape". I used several Mozilla Suite versions and now, even being the Firefox good, I prefer SeaMonkey. BUT the auto-complete in yahoo-web-mail (using it's internal address book) is not working and maybe other things like that. Can you fix this, please!?
Thanks for keeping this suite alive and improving.


10 years ago
Assignee: ssu0262 → nobody
QA Contact: laurel → filters


9 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core


8 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
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