My thoughts as an enterprise Java developer.

Friday, May 20, 2005

GUI designers take note: Selecting by first letter should show as many as possible that start with that letter

When I am in a list and I press a letter to jump to the first entry that starts with that letter why does it leave that entry on the bottom of the visible entries? It should make the entry the top visable entry so that many entries that start with that letter can be seen.

In more concrete terms if I am selecting a state from a drop-down list and press "w" it should make "Washington" visible at the top instead of the bottom so that I can see Wisconsin without scrolling.

This is just my little pet peeve of the day. :-)

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