[josm-dev] Possible fix for auto-complete annoyance
igor.brejc at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 17:08:31 BST 2007
Ulf Lamping wrote:
> Frederik Ramm schrieb:
>>> I was able to fix the auto-complete problem by moving the logic that
>>> selects the untyped substring of the match to a point after the
>>> selection is set. I think with the Windows theme, setting the selected
>>> item automatically causes the entire field to be highlighted.
>> I have applied this patch and it is already in the currently
>> downloadable josm-latest.jar. I haven't tested it really because I am
>> a bit tired of this endless autocomplete discussion. One more
>> complaint and you'll get plain text fields again ;-)
> Please don't feel annoyed. The main problem here was, that you (and
> other?) JOSM developers are working on unix-like systems, while the
> problem showed up only with the windows theme.
> ... and with the Windows theme, the behaviour was really a PITA. Fixing
> a problem lot's of people often complain about that you as a developer
> just don't see is a pain, I know.
>> No, honest, maybe everyone can have a look if it works better now in
>> their preferred look and feel, with their preferred window manager and
>> operating system, and if it is better now then we'll just leave it so.
> Yes, it's working much better now (with the Windows look and feel) and
> the CDE/motif seems to be ok as well. Now, the autocompletion works as I
> would expect it to ;-)
> It seems we'll finally found a solution, thanks to Karl ...
> Regards, ULFL
I agree with Ulf, I'm sorry that Frederik feels annoyed with the whole
autocomplete issue. Anyway, I didn't even know that the different JOSM
looks and feels behaved differently in regarding to autocomplete. As far
as I'm concerned, I'll be happy to use the metal l&f if that's what it
takes to have a normal autocomplete feature :)
BTW I tried the latest build and the problem still persists in the
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