[Thunar-dev] "Open Location..." dialogue autocompletion suggestion

Evan Hanson evan at evanhanson.com
Mon Nov 2 01:31:52 CET 2009

Hey all, I've been a lurker here for a while so first I'd just like to 
thank everyone for their work on this great app. Second, I'd like to 
bitch and moan about it ;-D

Actually, my gripe is pretty small. In the Open Location... dialogue, 
autocompletion works just fine. My issue is that Thunar jumps as far in 
the path as it can assume is correct as the user is typing. This 
behavior is fine if the user knows just where and when Thunar will 
autocomplete the path, but many times (most for me) this causes 
inconvenient behavior as I type something like "/usr/bin/..." on 
autopilot, causing Thunar to leave me with "/usr/bin/in" in the location 
field. I figure it would be an easy fix to simply highlight the 
autocompleted text automatically, so that without some kind of 
confirmation from the user (say, a tab press), continued typing in the 
field will override the autocompletion. This would offer more 
predictable behavior, IMO.

I'd be happy to contribute this fix, if everyone is busy. Thanks again 
for all your work.

Evan Hanson

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