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Weekend Discussion

Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.


#44 Re: Re: Uh, read this instead of above

by Tanyel <tanyel@straightblack.com>

Saturday February 19th, 2000 9:35 AM

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I agree, as I did before. I do not remember the last time I found the Netscape autocomplete useful. I think it has ruined correct addresses more often than autocompleting them. My only concern about the Internet Explorer autocomplete is it is horribly slow on my computer. I think maybe that is because it searches through all of the Windows shortcuts too, and even causes my CD-ROM to start going. If Mozilla had a more efficient version, that would be very good.

To be more specific, the autocomplete should only place the root of the address in the address bar until the user adds to the address, at which point the next folder should be added to the address unless there are no more folders, at which point the filename should be added when the user starts typing it. I think Internet Explorer chooses which address to show first, based on aphabetical order. Order based on the number of visits would be more useful.

An IE-style autocomplete that sorts based on the number of visits and does not require 30 seconds to finish an address would make the Mozilla autocomplete better than all of the other ones on my computer.