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Posted Nov 4, 2012 12:20 UTC (Sun) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
Posted Nov 4, 2012 14:48 UTC (Sun) by Arker (guest, #14205)
But when you have fast input coming in you should NEVER be interrupting that to search and display possible hits - that is counterproductive on any platform. (Even on a phone if someone can somehow send the input fast enough the same thing would apply.) The computer in that case should simply keep listening to the input. If the user hits mod4-firefox-<enter> at a decent pace without pause, there doesnt need to be any sort of GUI update for it at all, the only response needed is to launch firefox.
Posted Nov 4, 2012 15:00 UTC (Sun) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Posted Nov 4, 2012 16:29 UTC (Sun) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted Nov 4, 2012 20:31 UTC (Sun) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Posted Nov 5, 2012 21:39 UTC (Mon) by Arker (guest, #14205)
Simply waiting for a break in the input before triggering (and thus not triggering at all when input is fast and complete) gives you a kind of autotune for all kinds of cases. I am not talking about a long pause, just a momentary hesitation. Even on a new computer a fast typist can sometimes get ahead of the display, and on a slow machine it isnt hard at all to do that. Once it's all caught up and hits an idle loop, you can worry about whether it might make sense to make a suggestion.
Posted Nov 6, 2012 3:34 UTC (Tue) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Posted Nov 6, 2012 18:44 UTC (Tue) by tuna (guest, #44480)
My iMac was much faster, but that can't run recent Fedoras (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=865031)
Posted Nov 4, 2012 20:06 UTC (Sun) by Arker (guest, #14205)
But mathstuffs answer would probably please a lot more people, and it will even make me happy in comparison to the alternative.
Posted Nov 6, 2012 7:52 UTC (Tue) by mgedmin (subscriber, #34497)
Posted Nov 14, 2012 14:52 UTC (Wed) by Lennie (subscriber, #49641)
You can't make a system which works slightly different on a desktop than on a phone ?
Posted Nov 14, 2012 14:58 UTC (Wed) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
Posted Nov 14, 2012 16:45 UTC (Wed) by Lennie (subscriber, #49641)
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