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mormegil ([personal profile] fluffymormegil) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2013-09-10 06:32 pm

Option to disable tag auto-completion

Option to disable tag auto-completion


Add an option to disable tag auto-completion.

The tab auto-completion system interacts poorly with at least older (2.x) Android browsers, because the text entry system on those devices does not support "overtype to erase selected text". It would be useful to have an option to disable tag autocompletion, so that users of such devices can fill in tags without heavy use of backspace.

Poll #14592 Option to disable tag auto-completion
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32

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Should be implemented as-is.
12 (37.5%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
11 (34.4%)

(I have no opinion)
9 (28.1%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

[personal profile] swaldman 2013-11-25 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not a fan of having a new option for this.
Maybe if it's a specific user agent that has a problem, we could do something with that?
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[personal profile] stardreamer 2013-11-26 08:39 am (UTC)(link)
The tag completion feature is so useful for me that I find myself grumping at sites that don't have it (*cough* LibraryThing *cough*). I use a lot of tags, and my memory for which form of a word I used when tagging something last isn't always reliable. Having it come up right there in the field is a feature I would not want to give up.

(Anonymous) 2013-11-26 10:42 am (UTC)(link)
Then... you wouldn't choose the option. Not sure why you wanting to have this feature means that those for whom it is a PITA shouldn't have the option to turn it off?
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[personal profile] montuos 2013-11-27 08:24 am (UTC)(link)
I agree that this is a problem that clearly needs to be solved, but I'm not convinced that having an option to turn off the auto-completion is the best way to do it. The problem is caused by a device, whereas the option requested would be tied to an account. Do you really want the feature disabled even when you use a device where it works correctly?
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[personal profile] cesy 2013-12-01 11:34 am (UTC)(link)
Could we not just recognise those browsers and disable it automatically for them?