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Re: Find as you type for navigation

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 12:03:02 -0400
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Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Bailey, Bruce" <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>

now, all we need is a way to shorten the list of hits to those  
matching the string.

On Jul 31, 2006, at 8:13 AM, Bailey, Bruce wrote:

> I'm reasonably sure that this was added during the jump
> from Windows 2000 to Windows XP, but I may be wrong.

Since it would save me face, I would like this to be true, but Win2K  
has the same feature.

> That's not your fault. It's the fault of browser/OS manufacturers
> for putting their (often undocumented) easter-egg style
> functionality for "power users" in their applications.

It works on the desktop (icon view) too!  Now that I understand the  
behavior better, I think it is pretty slick.

> From a little experimenting, it seems that repeated presses of the  
> same letter always cycle, but the OS is always trying to form a  
> match too.  So, picking the example Jesper started us with:

k pause k pause k:  Cycles between first three items in list that  
start with the letter k.

kkk (quickly):  Cycles (quickly) between first three items in list  
(that start with the letter k) -- even if you have an item in the  
list with a name that starts with "kkk".

kka (quickly):  Cycles between first two k items in list, then (if  
available) jumps to item name that starts with "kka" *OR* (if no  
match) beeps and selects item with close lexical match.
Received on Monday, 31 July 2006 16:03:19 UTC

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