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Opened 6 months ago

Last modified 4 weeks ago

#46021 new enhancement

Timing of Ajax loading of found Plugins vs browser autocomplete

Reported by: apermo Owned by:
Milestone: 5.3 Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 5.0.3
Component: Plugins Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: ui, accessibility, administration Cc:


Setup: any recent WordPress Version, Plugins irrelevant, Mac, Chrome

On the screen: /wp-admin/plugin-install.php

The search field allows browser based autocomplete, and in my personal example I quite often search for "better search and replace". So once I typed in "better" I already see the autocomplete. But the timing for the ajax reload is so short, that moving the hand from the keys, to the arrows, pressing down and hitting return will not be enough.

Instead it loads the already found plugins (and better will not find better search replace), and voids the browser autocomplete.

What I'd expect:

a working autocomplete, so at least a longer pause, before calling the ajax search/resetting the form, or pausing the process when arrow keys/mousemovement are registered.

Possible other solution:

disable autocomplete for the plugin search field, it's worse than the solution above, but at least the not working autocomplete, would no longer confuse the UX.

Change History (1)

#1 @audrasjb
4 weeks ago

  • Focuses accessibility added
  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.3
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