Interference of AJAX search with input field auto-complete
|Reported by:||armandsdz||Owned by:||adamsilverstein|
|Component:||Plugins||Keywords:||ux-feedback uniform-search has-patch needs-testing|
In WordPress 4.6 new feature was introduced in "Add Plugin" page - user input in "Search Plugin" field triggers AJAX search. That's great but it also makes browser's auto-complete of this field to disappear (at least in Chrome).
Therefore it's difficult to select an already existing option of plugin name that browser's auto-complete offers because AJAX search gets triggered very soon after you type a letter in input field.
So, in most cases I need to type full name of the plugin or try to select auto-complete option before AJAX gets triggered.
I'm not sure what the solution for this would be but I don't think it's difficult to press Enter or tap Search button after you have written everything you wanted without system interfering with the process without user wanting it.
In addition, the fact that button Search disappeared some time ago made it impossible to add a plugin on touch devices. I see that AJAX search perhaps tries to fix this but it breaks auto-complete as I mention above.
Change History (23)
4 months ago
- Owner set to adamsilverstein
- Status changed from new to assigned