Bug 132027 - Autocomplete works only after 3 letters are typed
Summary: Autocomplete works only after 3 letters are typed
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution   
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Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Malcolm
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Reported: 2004-09-07 21:59 UTC by Edward Rousseau
Modified: 2015-04-12 23:17 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-30 14:31:18 UTC
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Description Edward Rousseau 2004-09-07 21:59:42 UTC
Description of problem:
At present autocomplete only works after 3 letters are typed. It
ideally should work with any amount of letters, paring down the list
of possibilities as more letters are typed. Less optimally, it should
at least support 2 letter matches as a number of last names are 2
letters (Ng, Li and so on) as well as match 2 letter nicknames in the
contacts (JR for Johnathan.Rothberg@gmail.com if "JR" is the nickname
for this contact).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter contacts with 2 letter last name or nickname.
2. Turn on autocomplete for the address book the names are in.
3. Type in the 2 letters for the lastname or nick.
Actual results:
No autocompletion happens.

Expected results:
Names autocomplete.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2004-09-15 22:52:14 UTC
There's a GConf key
"/apps/evolution/addressbook/completion/minimum_query_length" which
defaults to 3; you can use gconf-editor to edit it to 2 if you like.

So should we change the default?  My concern at this stage is that
it's a fiddly piece of code that has seen extensive tuning by upstream

(btw, try typing "why?" or "easter-egg?" into the field; Also, if you
before launching evolution, it will write a debug log to

Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 22:16:45 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

Comment 3 John Thacker 2006-10-30 14:31:18 UTC
Closing per lack of response to previous request for information.
Note that FC3 and FC4 are supported by Fedora Legacy for security
fixes only.  Please install a still supported version and retest.  If
it still occurs on FC5 or FC6, please reopen and assign to the correct
version.  Otherwise, if this a security issue, please change the
product to Fedora Legacy.  Thanks, and we are sorry that we did not
get to this bug earlier.

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