Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 875432
not able to select timezone by typing
Last modified: 2014-02-05 18:17:38 EST
Description of problem:
It would be nice to be able to type a letter while the GtkCellRendererCombo is focused and have it scroll to match letter(s) being typed vs scrolling to find matching cities (in Timezone screen)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. When using Anaconda timezone screen, have to scroll to find place (vs hitting the dot to find the city in the map).
No reaction to combo box scrolling/changing when typing w/ focus given to widget
User should be able to hot select an item by typing the letter and the GtkCellRendererCombo should scroll to the respective matching items with letter specified.
Confirmed with anaconda 18.28.
Typing a letter key has no effect in the time zone menus. Navigation of the time zone menus is possible with these keys, however:
$ qemu-kvm -m 2048 -hda f18-test-2.img -cdrom ~/xfr/fedora/F18/F18-Beta/TC8/Fedora-18-Beta-TC8-x86_64-DVD.iso -usb -vga qxl -boot menu=on -usbdevice mouse
Those are actually GtkCellRendererTexts.
Unfortunately there is almost certainly no way to get "typing search" for ComboBox/GtkCellRendererTexts. The only thing that can be implemented is having ComboBox with TextEntry and Completion.
This is something I've already worked on before, but then I switch to some more urgent things. Please see this preview:
which shows the result of the previous work on city selection. The same has to be done for the region selection and both these entries have to be made wider.
This looks great, can we consider this for Fedora 20 time frame?
(In reply to comment #4)
> This looks great, can we consider this for Fedora 20 time frame?
It is included in Fedora 19's Anaconda. But due to the bug #907946, the completion doesn't appear.
Well, you can type into the box in current F19, though it seems a bit kooky: there's no completion (as per c#5), you have to type it absolutely perfectly or it doesn't work even if what you've typed is enough to uniquely identify one entry on the list, and after fiddling it for a while, the scrollbars on the drop-downs disappear. So let's say this is a bit of a work-in-progress for now and leave it open...
(In reply to comment #6)
> Well, you can type into the box in current F19, though it seems a bit kooky:
> there's no completion (as per c#5), you have to type it absolutely perfectly
> or it doesn't work even if what you've typed is enough to uniquely identify
> one entry on the list, and after fiddling it for a while, the scrollbars on
> the drop-downs disappear. So let's say this is a bit of a work-in-progress
> for now and leave it open...
Agreed, I just want to mention, that if you type an entry from the list and hit ENTER or TAB, the city (or region) is selected.
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