In Bugzilla 4 with Firefox, it was possible to select an entry in a combobox by typing a its prefix. For example, selecting the Hardware combobox and type “s3” would jump to the “s390” entry. That used to be a nice shortcut with long lists.
This no longer works in Firefox 5. The comboboxes do not react to typing anymore.
If it's a single entry select then you have to back space to get rid of the selected entry, then type s9 and it works the same. This is the same for the product/component/subcomponent widgets in BZ4.
It is less nice when applied to come other types of selects, so maybe we can tweak that behavior for different kinds of data.
(In reply to Jeff Fearn from comment #1)
> If it's a single entry select then you have to back space to get rid of the
> selected entry, then type s9 and it works the same. This is the same for the
> product/component/subcomponent widgets in BZ4.
I can confirm that backspace works. I honestly did not realize that this was needed. In Firefox with the old dropdown lists, it is not necessary to press backspace. (I just checked with some other Bugzilla instance.)
But the new behavior is probably more consistent overall. Thanks.
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