User-Agent: Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 If the focus is in a combo box then you can iterate through entries beginning with a specific letter by pressing the corresponding key on your keyboard. I frequently use this when choosing my country of residence on forms (Iceland -> Iran -> Ireland). The problem is there is no quick way to go back if you skip over the entry you meant to choose other than wait for the iteration to wrap. I propose that Shift + First Letter would scroll backwards through the list. (This is synonymous with Shift + Alt + Tab for scrolling backwards through the list of active windows, using Shift does not cause a problem as the search is case insensitive). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
By the way -- of course you could use the up arrow key to go to the previous entry in the list, but a) the previous entry in the list isn't necessarily the previous entry in the iteration and b) Shift + First Letter is more intuitive and handier.
14 years ago
Yeah, this would be very cool - I don't know of another way to do it either. Though this might conflict if the current implementation is a case-sensitive jump, maybe CTRL+letter would work in that case. Either way, changing platform/version to all.
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This is a suggested feature enhancement.
Our rule is to be as similar to the widgets on each platform as possible. This is something that should be fixed in OS toolkits if at all.