Closed Bug 912189 Opened 8 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Show CSS value autocomplete without waiting for first character


(DevTools :: Inspector, defect)

Not set


(firefox30 fixed, firefox31 fixed)

Firefox 31
Tracking Status
firefox30 --- fixed
firefox31 --- fixed


(Reporter: jryans, Assigned: Optimizer)




(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

Currently, we have great autocompletion of CSS values in the rule view of the inspector.

However, it requires that you first enter a character, and then shows values starting with that character.

We should be able to show *all* possible values for a given property right when you tab to / click an empty value input.  This is a big help if you can't remember the possible values for the property.
Currently, we anyways truncate the number of entries in the suggestion list to 10. so *all* will as of now only mean the top 10 lexical entries.

This scenario will improve after bug 896969 is experimented upon.
Blocks: 706094
Attached patch patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
Attachment #8391958 - Flags: review?(mratcliffe)
[uggh, early enter press . dunno how]

(In reply to Girish Sharma [:Optimizer] from comment #2)
> Created attachment 8391958 [details] [diff] [review]
> patch

This patch fixes the issue in inplace-editor, so both rule view and markup view work.

To see it in action:
 - add a new attribute in markup view to any node and type "style='color:" now as soon as you press : , you should get a list of suggestions.
 - Add a new "color" property in rule view and hit TAB. In this case, the suggestions list will appear, but nothing will be entered or selected, as rule view is live, while markup view is not. We don't want to have unintentional (by user) styles applied.

try push :
Assignee: nobody → scrapmachines
Comment on attachment 8391958 [details] [diff] [review]

Review of attachment 8391958 [details] [diff] [review]:

I have wanted to fix this for a long time but just didn't get around to it.

Great job, r+.
Attachment #8391958 - Flags: review?(mratcliffe) → review+
landed in fx-team :
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-fx-team]
rebased on latest fx-team
Attachment #8391958 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8396429 - Flags: review+
Blocks: 987870
Blocks: 988001
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-fx-team]
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 31
No longer blocks: 988001
Can we get this on Aurora30 as well?
Flags: needinfo?(scrapmachines)
Comment on attachment 8396429 [details] [diff] [review]
patch that landed

[Approval Request Comment]
Bug caused by (feature/regressing bug #): none. new feature
User impact if declined: none. This patch is needed as a part of a bigger queue so as to uplift the chunks-by-dir feature of tests to aurora. see
Testing completed (on m-c, etc.): mc
Risk to taking this patch (and alternatives if risky): none
String or IDL/UUID changes made by this patch: none
Attachment #8396429 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Flags: needinfo?(scrapmachines)
Attachment #8396429 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora? → approval-mozilla-aurora+
Looks like this landed with tests. Please correct if I am mistaken.
Flags: in-testsuite+
Product: Firefox → DevTools
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