Re: what's this called

Subject: Re: what's this called
From: Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 18:35:07 -0400

>>> I'm searching for a term to describe this Windows behaviour:
>>>
>>> I open a folder containing files beginning with different letters of
>>> the alphabet. I press the "c" key and Windows selects the first item
>>> starting with "c" (i.e. as though I had clicked on that item once).
>>>
>>> Is there a name for what Windows just did there?

I replied off-list to the OP, but since nobody mentioned it, I'll post
it publically too:

"Find as you type", "Incremental find"[1] or "prefix searching."


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incremental_find

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References:
what's this called: From: Milan Davidovic
RE: what's this called: From: Jessica Weissman
Re: what's this called: From: Lin Sims
RE: what's this called: From: Kat Kuvinka

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