autocomplete is very erratic

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
11 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: pf, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008030604 Minefield/3.0b5pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008030604 Minefield/3.0b5pre

Sometimes it works; but generally autocomplete doesn't find matches...  just typing "g" should give me lots of choices; but I have to type "google.com" in its entirety to get there.  Some letters just cause the window decorations to flash, while other cause an autocomplete list to flash momentarily...  the keyboard input must be slowed down or keystrokes are missed.

Of course, as I try to reproduce it now, the problem is hiding; so I tried to use the dropdown button...  in previous versions of Ff, I could just click on the button and move the mouse and click again on my selection. In this version, I must hold the mouse button down to get to the selection, or the list disappears.  It's much less fun to have to hold down a mouse button -- kinda like driving with your foot on the brake.  :)

Overall, the location handling is much less friendly IMHO.  The list should also be configurable to allow using the old style for those of us who a) don't care for the extra fluff, and b) to allow longer lists...



Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start typing a URL
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Actual Results:  
see details

Expected Results:  
work and look like Ff2

Since Ff3 is in beta, I wanted to participate in testing the UI which where I usually experience subtle issues...  I'm not disappointed...  :D
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Comment 1

11 years ago
Interesting...  if I switch to another desktop, then back, this problem comes and goes as I switch desktops...  I can't confirm that it's a reliable toggle; but switching does apear to impact the problem...  when the problem is not there, Ff works pretty much as expected; but input seems a tiny tad sluggish still...
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Comment 2

11 years ago
"[un]windowshading" the window temporarily clears this up too...  
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Comment 3

11 years ago
Character input needs to have priority... this new feature causes too many lost characters which means I can't type as fast as I'm accustomed and must verify the URL everytime or get redirected to my ISP's idea of DNS (hi-jacking all unknowns)... 
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Comment 4

11 years ago
Still happens on Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008031804 Minefield/3.0b5pre
Bulk closing all UNCONFIRMED bugs dealing with places that haven't had any bug activity in over 120 days, have no votes, and are not enhancement requests.

If you are still experiencing this issue in Firefox 3.0 or later, please re-open the bug with steps to reproduce (if they were not part of the original comment).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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Comment 6

8 years ago
This bug has been present in EVERY release of Ff since my original report, and it's in Ff4.0b4...  Based on the above entries, I don't know why I'm bothering to report it again...  :(
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