Re: What is This Functionality Called?

Subject: Re: What is This Functionality Called?
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 06:56:19 -0400

Bruce Byfield wrote:
> "Carol Anne T. Wall" wrote:
> > Question: What do you call the function where you type a letter and the
> > first item in your combo box that corresponds to that letter displays. If
> > you select that letter again, the next item with that same letter displays,
> > if there is a second item in your list. The users want this functionality
> > documented, but it's hard to document something you can't name.
> >
> In the BASH shell in Linux, this is called "tab completion" ,because you
> press the Tab key to get possible completions.
> Maybe "auto-completion" would work in this context?

Bruce, I am not certain whether the term you suggested is copywrited. I
would verify that there is not an inadvertent violation of a copyright


Arguing with an engineer is like mud wrestling with a pig
you soon realize they both like it
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