new module for libxfcegui4 (or libxfce4utils)

edscott wilson garcia edscott at
Thu Oct 2 21:30:17 CEST 2003

I found a minor bug in gtkcombo, but after reporting it, it will not be
fixed: "And in any case GtkCombo is being deprecated for GTK+-2.4", says
Owen Taylor...

What's going to be the stand of xfce on pre-2.4 deprecated stuff?


On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 10:06, edscott wilson garcia wrote:
> Using some code from Eduard (thanks) and other stuff, I've almost
> finished a module for extending the tab completion so that it can be
> shared by all programs which require such functionality. It has several
> advantages over the tab completion available with gtk24, and does not
> require gtk24.
> Once you type a letter, the tab completion suggested is highlighted in
> the entry (as word completion in soffice), and the combo box is expanded
> showing you other options (13 maximum) ordered by "hits" (how many times
> you have completed using each one). This allows you to hit return
> immediately instead of (1-hitting tab, 2-verifying the completion, 3-
> hitting return). You can also keep typing and as the entry grows the
> combo list keeps changing accordingly (as in the mozilla "location"
> entry). Since the combo list changes while you type it is quite easy to
> see whether or not tab completion will be successful or not, and to
> select an alternate option for the completion. 
> Also... the autocompletion tasks is not limited to the 10 element long
> combo, but to *all* the history generated (and can even be expanded to
> use the mime application information or whatever else is desired).
> So here's the question: any suggestions as to where to put it? I can
> think of both libxfcegui4 and libxfce4util libraries as options. I kind
> of favor libxfce4util, but I'll push my suspend button for a while to
> gather your valuable opinions.
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