[sylpheed:34035] Re: Sylpheed Digest, Vol 46, Issue 4

Gene Goldenfeld genegold at fastmail.fm
Tue Jun 8 00:43:17 JST 2010

On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 07:06:26 -0400
Bruce Bowler <bbowler at bigelow.org> wrote:

> Well it sort of depends on how Hiro implemented it, doesn't it? 
> For the "tab behaving differently", let's consider the case where I
> *think* I have John in my address book (but I don't).  I type
> "Jo<tab>" and Jo (by itself) is left on the "to" line and the cursor
> is now on the CC line.  Now that's a mess!
> The way I envision the new method works (now let's suppose I *do* have
> John in my address book and he's the only "jo" there".  When I type
> the J, James and John show up, when I type the o, james disappears but
> John is *NOT* automatically entered, but is the only entry in the
> list, so tab (or "downarrow/enter" or something else) will fill in
> the rest. If I type "a" (because I wanted to send to Joanne), there
> will be no address available automatically.
> That's what I envision, anyway...

I've not been bothered by the jump to CC, since I pretty much know
who's in the address book and can just type the first letter and tab to
take a look if I don't. But maybe even the jump on tab could be

Is what you're describing what others mean by auto completion?  I find
it appealing, *as long as typing leads to a choice* rather than having a
complete address filled in, a la MS Word or Excel, then having to
backtrack (delete) and maybe fight the auto complete if I don't.  I
suspect that's what other "old Sylpheed farts," or whatever we are, are
concerned about.


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