Keywords leads you to believe it is a free text box, when in fact it is restricted to a limited number of words. Since these words are not "plain english" they are hard to remember. Thus, the text box for entry is troublesome. If the intent is to leave this for defined words only, then it should be changed to a popup so you can reliably enter information.
It should be a checkbox for small numbers of keywords.
It should be a popup for small number of Keywords.I can select a keyword much faster by selecting it in than by writing it on a text box. Suppose someone doesn't know the keyword, than it will be easy for him/her to see the keywords from popup menu and select the keyword.
Erm, how is a popup faster than a set of checkboxes?
All the keywords with their individual checkboxes will cover a lot of space on the page, while popup covers a little space on pages
Assignee: justdave → myk
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Bugzilla-General → User Interface
OS: Windows 2000 → All
QA Contact: mattyt-bugzilla → default-qa
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Keywords should be a popup not a text box → Keywords field should somehow let you know valid values
It seems this bug has gone fairly stale. I stumbled on it because I was looking for an easy way to accomplish something very similar myself. Instead of what's proposed here, I'd like to see a multi-select field (ie. <SELECT MULTIPLE>) instead of the text field that's there now. I only have about 5 keywords in my Bugzilla installation and it would be MUCH easier to apply a keyword to a bug by CTRL-CLICKing it instead of having to type it. This field should behave just like the product, component, version, and target milestone fields do on the search page.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 80169
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