Shift + first letter should scroll combo box up




15 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: niall, Assigned: aaronlev)




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15 years ago
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:

Comment 1

15 years ago
Created attachment 141614 [details]
Sample list.

Comment 2

15 years ago
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.
Assignee: jag → aaronlev5
Component: XP Toolkit/Widgets → Keyboard: Navigation
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.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Keywords: helpwanted
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
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Comment 5

14 years ago
This is a suggested feature enhancement.

Comment 6

14 years ago
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.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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