#1373 Complete Word popup list ignores keyboar

normal bug
Peter Lyons

When the Complete Word feature pops up a list of
possible completions, you must dismiss this list with
the mouse. You should be able to use the arrow keys to
highlight entries and ENTER to insert one and dismiss
the popup. ESC should dismiss the popup without
inserting text. This bug severely reduces the
usefulness of Complete Word. You should also be able
to continue typing and narrow the list down. As an
additional suggestion, I would suggest that Complete
Word work more like Mac OS X's Project Builder when
there is more than 1 possible completion - cycle
through them with each additional hit of the keyboard
command (C-b). Project Builder does this without a
popup, but keeping the popup would be OK as well.

JEdit 4.1 pre2
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build
Debian GNU/Linux 2.4.19 kernel


  • Peter Lyons

    Peter Lyons - 2002-12-28

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    Just FYI I just downloaded JEdit 4.1pre7 and this bug is
    still there.

  • Slava Pestov

    Slava Pestov - 2003-02-28
    • assigned_to: nobody --> spestov
  • Slava Pestov

    Slava Pestov - 2003-05-29

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    This is a window manager problem. Eg, WindowMaker 0.80.0 has
    this problem but latest CVS WindowMaker doesn't.

  • Slava Pestov

    Slava Pestov - 2003-05-29
    • status: open --> closed
  • Peter Lyons

    Peter Lyons - 2003-06-01

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    I have verified that this is indeed working correctly on my
    current window manager - BlackBox. Thanks for looking into
    this and isolating the root cause. I'm using JEdit a lot
    these days on python files and loving it.


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