Autocomplete involves the program predicting a word or phrase that the user wants to type in without the user actually typing it in completely

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When should a system partly fill in a form for a user?

I have a part of a system used for searching for / viewing recent or past transactions. The system will be used in more than one store, and transactions could have happened in any of the stores. You ...
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Autocomplete / Typeahead / Find As You Type widget usability on mobile

I'm wondering if anyone has a good solution for the following scenario. In a Web App I'm working on users can type "freeform" in a text field that has an AJAX Autocomplete list "drop down" provided ...
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Typeahead / Autocomplete graceful degradation

Consider the case when the user is asked to select one item from a fixed list. If the list contains more than a dozen items, an autocomplete / typeahead type widget has proven itself to be very user-...
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Type ahead search and URL history entry

I am designing a user management system for an intranet. It takes after most traditional interfaces for managing and editing user details. The system is designed with fall back so that users without ...
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Usability of autocomplete overwriting user input

We have a web application for professional users, who have to register with their organisation and department. And of course there are tons of ways to write out the name of the same department. But ...
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How to combine “Find Company” and “New Company” in one text area?

I am designing a website where users can enter "assignments": Company details A project they have worked on with the company Their role within the project download bmml source – ...
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Is it useful to show images in auto-suggestions?

I am developing an application for a quiz competition. So obviously there would be a student search engine. So I decided that there would be an auto-suggestion feature for it. But, my question is; is ...
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Postal Address Autocomplete

There are quite a few fields to fill in, and I can't make up my mind regarding how should the autocomplete functionality work. I found 2 or 3 other similar questions here, but they didn't help me with ...
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Search Suggestion Drop List Width

From a UX perspective, should I make the width of my search suggestion drop list dynamic (width changes depending on the longest suggested term/phrase) OR constant (width remains the same as the width ...
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Autocomplete only specific words within a Freetext Box capturing a paragraph of text

I have a use-case where the user (a nurse) has to enter case-notes which is a paragraph of free-format text in a box. But to speed things up, auto-complete is proposed to be offered for certain ...
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multiple auto-suggest fields on the same screen

I need to design a screen where the user needs to choose 2 types of values before moving to the next screen. one value from one list and the other from a different list. The lists are dynamic, so I ...
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Google places autocomplete with multiple(2) submit buttons

I'll try to make it short, as the problem is simple but long to explain: I'm using google autocomplete on a location search input. It's on the site's header so it should be quick and comfortable to ...
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Address Autocomplete: Manual or Autocomplete

We are currently under going a re-design in a a sign up process for getting your house connected to electricity and natural gas. The first step asks you to enter your address in a number of fields as ...
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What's the best way to have an auto-complete textbox with a filter

So basically, what I'm trying to do here is create an auto-complete text field. However, from the list of options, there are a number of them we're trying to push for and because of this, we'd like ...
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How long should my website wait before auto-suggesting possible choices?

We have an app that autosuggests various possible options based on a database query. For example if a user types 'Steve', it will find all Steves and allow them to choose the correct one. It looks ...
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Handling bad input in an autocomplete

Due to browser compatibility reasons and some issues with specific forms, in one of the products I'm working on we included a custom control for autocompletion of the Recipient field of an email ...
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How to present a long list of autocomplete items beside a short list

We have the requirement to implement the autocomplete feature for the search textbox. That's when user enters a certain search term, the web should bring the suggestions that let her/him do these ...
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“Responsively” select an item from a large closed collection?

I'm building a responsive web application. One of the main focus of this application is to efficiently collect information. In some fields, I need the user to select one value from a large collection ...
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Do people value more a city map or autocomplete input?

I'm building a classifieds website for my client and I'm confused as to what's the best way to show cities to the users of the website. Do people find a city map with selectable areas more valuable, ...
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What is an effective way to allow user select from a list of thousands of customers

For browser based web application, I need the user to select a customer from thousands of available customers. The user may have the ID of the given customer or just the Full Name & Address. In ...
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Search results: Auto-suggest or click to search?

My question revolves around search results and how they are initiated from the criteria selection. Two options I'm looking at: Auto-suggest results depending on criteria selection i.e the results ...
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Disappearing input field placeholder aesthetics for web apps

Background Users may provide various categorized input entries (e.g., danger, warning, avoid, and relax), such as those in the following image (e.g., "Relax #1", "Avoid #1", etc.): Problem When ...
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Search Engine Autocomplete based on Relevance or Popularity?

Let's take the 3 big SE's and have a look at their Search Suggestions: Bing, Google and Yahoo!. When you begin typing in the search box on the homepage of each search engine, a suggestion list ...
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Should the search be triggered once the user selects a value from the suggestions?

Our search box starts suggesting popular search queries to users as they start typing in their query. We also have the ability for the user to specify some options to search within some fields. At the ...
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Affordances in quicksilver like command applications

I'm developing a command based application where the user asks an agent to do stuff using a Verb--Object--Parameters pattern. e.g. SCHEDULE a meeting with bob for Tuesday BOOK meeting room at 9pm ...
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Should search results auto update when an auto-suggest option is clicked?

Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon, and Ebay implement auto suggest when a user types in the search field. Google automatically updates the list of search results when an auto suggest option is clicked. ...
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What are the proper keys for navigating multi-column “search as you type” results?

Given a search box that has a menu which opens after the user begins to type listing results in two columns, plus a "view more results" button and a "close" button, what are the correct keys for ...
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How best to let a user specify a subsets of a series of really long lists of long titles?

I'm writing a special-purpose CMS. It focuses on brief, rich text content as nodes in a large network of densely interrelated information. There are many different kinds of relationships, like "...
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Town selection autocomplete (by zipcode or town name?)

Was wondering what is the general practice for filling in the town name in a form. I have to use autocomplete as I'm using the information for geolocalization, so I can't let the user enter free text ...
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How do you order federated autocomplete groups?

By federated autocomplete (pattern name from this question), I mean one of this: Background: I am working on an application where there are "types", for example people, documents, transactions, etc....
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Auto-fill common domain suffixes for email address field

I've seen forms where input element for Email suggests commonly used domains, like the example below. I can see this being useful to prevent misspelling of domain names and for speeding up the sign in/...
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Any alternative to responsive autocompleters?

I'm working on a responsive web app form which contains more than one autocomplete fields. I don't quite like how the autocompleters work in mobile when is not in the top of the screen. When you edit ...
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Typing speed for updating results

I'm implementing some ajax autocomplete. Whenever user types something result gets displayed. One thing that is bad about those autocomplete is that constantly hitting database. So I went with making ...