Open Bug 1602492 Opened 8 months ago Updated 2 months ago

Auto-complete dropdown suggestions too far away from text input, esp. if recipient is added towards the right side of recipient field. Pill's autocomplete too small.

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Message Compose Window, enhancement)

enhancement

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: bugzilla2007, Unassigned)

References

Details

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1602477 +++

I am looking at the latest available iteration of bug 440377 (try build 73.0a1 (2019-12-06) (64-bit).*

STR

  1. Fill to-field with pills to the end, leave space for entering one more
  2. Enter recipient address behind existing pills (on the far right)
  3. Observe auto-complete dropdown (with multiple suggestions, on the far left...)

Actual result

  • as dropdown covers the with of entire recipient field, and entries are left-aligned, suggestions are far away from the actual focus point where user is typing.
  • visually odd, functionally inconvenient

Expected result

  • We must find a better way which gets the dropdown suggestions horizontally as close the actual user input as possible (dropdown left-aligned to the input as long as possible, then change to right-aligned for entries too far on the right).
  • I know this was done intentionally (avoiding super-slim dropdown), but that's an implementation-level argument. This isn't good enough. I'm sure we can do better. Popups can definitely be styled in some way to position this right.

*: https://treeherder.mozilla.org/#/jobs?repo=try-comm-central&revision=674bb73bd2b093deb8170dc8ecd7d67b5d1239a9

Imho this is akward for entering any recipient starting from the second pill, but it gets worse for pills on the far right.

Summary: Auto-complete suggestions too far from text input if recipient is added to the right side of existing pills → Auto-complete dropdown suggestions too far away from text input, esp. if recipient is added towards the right side of recipient field

Yeah wanted, but we weren't yet able to figure out how to resolve this technically.

On a related note, the autocomplete dropdown inside a pill in edit mode is too small.

Summary: Auto-complete dropdown suggestions too far away from text input, esp. if recipient is added towards the right side of recipient field → Auto-complete dropdown suggestions too far away from text input, esp. if recipient is added towards the right side of recipient field. Pill's autocomplete too small.

Mass-changing bugs around the new recipient area (pills) from product/component MailNews Core/Composition to Thunderbird/Message Compose Window, because composition frontend code is not shared with SM. Mostly cloned from Bug 440377 which started out in MailNews Core long back.

20200614002RecipientPillsProductChangeTypeEnhancement

Severity: normal → N/A
Component: Composition → Message Compose Window
Product: MailNews Core → Thunderbird
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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