JUL
15
2007

KDE TextCompletion History Editor

Did you ever feel bothered by a wrong suggestion of the text completion after having entered a typo in an application name, web page url or some web form entry before? So did I regularly and the only GUI-way to "correct" it until now was to clear all entries via the context menu's "Clear History". Not really a satisfying solution. :-)

[image:2884 align=right][image:2883 align=right hspace=2]I decided to work on it on one day of the Novell OPS Hack Week and added "Edit History..." to the context menu which brings up the small dialog in the second screenshot where you can delete faulty entries. This currently works for Konqueror's URL combo bar, khtml forms and the mini-CLI history.

The patches are already in the openSUSE KDE packages within the KDE:KDE3 project of the openSUSE build service and of course will be also in the upcoming openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 6 next week.

Comments

I'd put 'edit history' and 'clear history' in the text completion submenu. It cleans things up - the first screenshot has 11 options, a bit much imho.

Aside from that, wonderfull work! Get it in trunk ;-)


By superstoned at Sun, 07/15/2007 - 11:43

Text completion and history are not really the same: the first can use the second but you can turn off the first and still have the second. One simple possibility could be to move "Clear History" into the "Edit History..." dialog for the context menus where it's available.


By at Tue, 07/17/2007 - 13:48

Firefox lets you highlight an item in the suggestion list and press Shift+Del to quickly delete it, without having to bring up a separate manager. Can KDE do this do?

--Still a Windows user


By mmebane at Sun, 07/15/2007 - 15:31

No, it can't - and likely not without a patched Qt.


By at Tue, 07/17/2007 - 13:46