Expand Combobox list with Alt+Down key

Idea ID 2747488

Expand Combobox list with Alt+Down key

It's handy that keyboard and hot-key support is generally very well implemented in Octane, so user should not switch much between keyboard and mouse while adding new defects.

One thing which is really missing - possibility to expand a combobox with a standard Alt+Down hotkey (https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices-1.1/#combobox). When user is starting typing being on a combo-field of a form - it should switch into "Type to search" mode and whatever user typed in should appear straight into filtering field. Thus user should not additionally switch to mouse and click on a drop-down icon.

E.g. Feature field:  

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Thanks.

3 Comments
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Status changed to: Needs Clarification

Hi @Alex Shevchenko 

I think you can just use Enter to expand a dropdown. Also when a dropdown is selected and you start typing, it opens automatically. Please try this and let us know if it works for you.

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Enter key does work to expand, but it is not a UI/UX standard for such kind of fields.

If you start typing with such active field - you lose the first typed in key (unless drop-down is already expanded).

Another bug is if you typed in something, then closed the drop-down and then started to type in again - the expectation is that your typed in filter clears whatever you typed earlier and the actual behavior is the newly typed in text is appended.

Micro Focus Contributor
Micro Focus Contributor
Status changed to: Accepted
 
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