From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9+) Gecko/20010504 BuildID: 2001050420 We need to add autocompletion for drop-down list boxes. Right now, all we have is the ability to type the first character and cycle through the matching ones. What should appear is an autocomplete box like the URL bar that minimizes choices as one types. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Click a drop down box with countries listed, type "C" and try to find Canada. Actual Results: Repeatedly hitting "C" goes through all the C countries Expected Results: It should pop up a box containing entries like: Cambodia Canada Columbia etc... Hitting the next key should narrow the box down again. This is a feature not available in any browser I've seen so far - it would definately be a good way to set Mozilla apart.
Setting severity to enhancement...
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Hardware: PC → All
Yes, I like this idea, but it requires a timer, more work.....
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → Future
See also bug 92491, the same bug for XBL form controls. Bug 92491 has some discussion about how this feature should work. By the way, this bug will become a dup of 92491 if bug 57209 (use XBL form controls for HTML forms) is fixed. There seems to be a precendent of WONTFIXing bugs that will be made moot by that change, but I'm not comfortable with that because those wontfixes aren't being tracked in case someone later decides not to XBLify form controls.
Please note- this is not the same bug. This bug involved autocompleting for the drop down boxes, not just jumping to an item based on the first letter.
That's exactly what I was thinking!
This is sort of related to bug 163532 (one might say a dup but I think one would be wrong).
I think this would be a little more advanced than that bug. This would actually filter the displayed list as you type, showing available choices that match what has been typed.
this is almost a dup of bug 150590
Summary: [RFE] Autocomplete for drop-down boxes → Autocomplete for drop-down boxes
how to sort autocomplete
Ignore that last comment I posted.
Assignee: rods → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: vladimire → layout.form-controls
Bug 1309935 implemented this though it doesn't focus the search box by default.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1309935
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