Issue 76878 - Offer Firefox style drop down completion
Summary: Offer Firefox style drop down completion
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: spreadsheet
QA Contact: issues@sc
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-05-02 23:28 UTC by sled10guy
Modified: 2009-02-09 22:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description sled10guy 2007-05-02 23:28:32 UTC
NOTE: This bug was originally reported here -

Tested Build:
Download OOo_2.2.0_LinuxIntel_install_wJRE_en-US.tar.gz package from:

Problem -
Would it be possible to have the down arrow result in listing the next
option of a value that qualified for an auto-completion string. For example,
if in Calc I have a cell with the string ABC and another cell with the
string ABCD, then go type AB in a third cell it auto-completes with ABC but
I have to type ABCD to get that value (I'd like to have the down arrow
result in having ABCD auto-complete and another down arrow would list ABCDE
if it is available.)
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2007-05-03 08:25:43 UTC
You get the "Selection List" (German"Auswahlliste") with Strg-D. Is it that you
are looking for?
Comment 2 frank 2007-05-03 10:07:57 UTC

something similar is possible since the beginnings of OOo. Try the TAB key.

As it is possible by just using a different key, I close this one as worksforme.

Comment 3 frank 2007-05-03 10:08:24 UTC
closed wfm
Comment 4 clement_pillias 2009-02-09 22:12:29 UTC
I disagree with closing as "worksforme", because it is a request for enhancement.

Providing a menu filled with AutoInput suggestions is an enhancement of the user
experience, since a menu is far easier to read than a list that the user have to
cycle through, whatever the shortcut used.