A quickfill problem and an enhancement suggestion (apologies if duplicate)
abrahams at acm.org
Mon Jan 17 23:14:20 EST 2011
Here's an example of a quickfill irritation. I want to enter "Stop & Shop"
the description of a transaction. So I type the S and then the T. At that
point it autofills with full caps and the name of a particular store in the
chain, because that was in an imported transaction. So how do I get that
lowercase "t" in? I tried backspacing over the fill and typing T again, but
got the same result. I also tried adding a space at the end and then
backspacing -- same result. I also tried S - space - T - backspace - T and
again -- the same result. What does work is typing a space, then the
description I want, then Home, then Delete. But that really seems like the
long way 'round the barn.
Here's an enhancement that would solve this problem neatly: a hotkey that
cancels quickfill just for the current transaction. At that point either
new transaction should be remembered or the old one should persist. Either
design seems reasonable, although two distinct hotkeys would solve that
problem entirely. It is important that there be an actual key for this
than a mouse action, since it would be desirable during input not to have to
move your focus from the keyboard to the mouse and back again.
Another thought about the hotkey: the convention might be that an initial
backspace in any field cancels quickfill for the rest of the transaction.
would avoid needing a separate keybinding.
My apologies if this post is a duplicate. It appeared to have gotten lost.
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