Issue 92803 - Make word completion less obnoxious at the margin
Summary: Make word completion less obnoxious at the margin
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.1
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P4 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-08-14 15:35 UTC by bsimons
Modified: 2014-03-20 12:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-beta
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Description bsimons 2008-08-14 15:35:50 UTC
When typing near the end of a line, often word completion will suggest long
words which cause the cursor to wrap to the next line.  This is obnoxious
because it forces the user to have to locate where the word has moved to in
order to evaluate the validity of the suggested completion.  

More obnoxiously, as the user continues to type and the suggestion disappears
(or is replaced by a shorter word) the cursor may "unwrap" back to the previous
line.  For especially long words, this may cause the cursor to jump up and down
four or five times as the user types, making it nearly impossible to track with
the eyes.

This UX wart could be fixed by exempting auto-completed characters from the
normal wrap rules.  Allow the auto-completed word to run over the margin until
the user accepts the suggestion, at which point you convert the suggested
characters to real characters and wrap accordingly.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-08-14 16:17:44 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-20 12:44:28 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m14(Build:9760)  -  Rev. 1573601
2014-03-03 17:47:48 (Mo, 03 Mrz 2014)
Win 7