maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 5431
HildonTouchSelector: Can't jump to entries with keyboard (type ahead)
Last modified: 2009-12-07 14:00:07 UTC
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It's tedious to scroll down long lists in HildonTouchSelector, such as a list
of countries, even with the kinetic scrolling. People expect it to jump to an
entry when they press a key on the keyboard, as they could in a web page's
Note that GtkComboBox (HildonTouchSelector's equivalent in the regular GTK+
API) doesn't support this yet either
though GtkComboBoxEntry and HildonTouchSelectorEntry do via GtkEntryCompletion.
However, I've noticed that the Maemo 5 address book seems to support this
For testing this, enable the extras-devel repository in the application
manager, select 'all categories' (since you will *never* guess the right one
anyway, in my experience) and try to find a package with a name starting with
something like 'p'.
It would be indeed good to know what is the problem and how trivial/complex
would be to implement a solution. It's a functionality really appreciated when
found in Maemo 5.
The 'bug' here would be that from a user point of view jumping after typing is
expected funtionality, working in some applications and parts of the system but
not in others, which is confusing and affects the overall experience.
We are working on this. The solution is not exactly the proposed one, but close
enough. Will be available in the first update release. Implementation is done,
but not totally verified.
(In reply to comment #3)
> We are working on this. The solution is not exactly the proposed one, but close
> enough. Will be available in the first update release. Implementation is done,
> but not totally verified.
Care to elaborate on what the solution is? It's nice to know that it's being
worked on, but it's even better to have an idea about what exactly /it/ is.
Shouldn't this be a duplicate? Yes, it should.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5388 ***