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Re: Find as you type for navigation

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 09:10:54 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c8010607310610u6870f137y3c62d285b48783f1@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On 7/31/06, Lloyd Rasmussen <lras@loc.gov> wrote:
>
> You are probably both right.  The interface depends on timing.  If you type
> several characters per second, you can zero in on your filename.  If you go
> slower than perhaps one character per second, you must repeatedly type the
> same letter.  I don't know the exact threshold, but that's the behavior in
> Windows Explorer list boxes.

Windows Explorer assumes that if you're typing the same character you
want to cycle through items that start with that letter, so no pause
is necessary. The only reason to pause is to restart the search (e.g.
you type g, but you meant to type f).

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Orion Adrian
Received on Monday, 31 July 2006 13:11:18 GMT

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