Questions tagged [autocomplete]

For questions about the various autocomplete features on Stack Exchange, e.g. when mentioning users in comments or chat messages.

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Is there some difference between typing a username and using the auto-complete?

When typing (or editing) a comment, after typing @ and the first letter of a username, we're offered the choice of usernames that were in the conversation and can input them into typing the whole ...
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Provide autocomplete for magic links in the comment editor

There are a ton of magic links which expand in the comments, some of which are main, meta, or community specific, and some which are templatized (on the surface, I'm not sure if they are explicitly ...
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Improve location of username autocompletion in comments on the responsive design

When I a @-mention another user in a comment on my mobile phone, using the full responsive version, the suggested username is on the top left of the comment field. At this location it is very close to ...
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Please autocomplete @User2 even if you only notify @User1

Background I know that @replying to more than one user in a comment is not allowed as explained in this answer. I've always hated that and thought that there are valid use-cases for mentioning two ...
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Tag Autocompletion Not Working [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to post on serverfault. When I try to search for a tag, the dropdown is empty. I have verified in Chrome debug tools that the call is being made and results are being returned as ...
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Are there plans to get the @ name completion working on the mobile website?

I use Stack Exchange site through my phone (iPhone) way more frequently than I do through the desktop website. When I do that, I really wish that typing the @ symbol would offer the same auto-...
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Autocomplete (@-tab-complete) of a username sometimes fails

When we comment about others' answers or questions, we may want to notify the other user. As far as I known, we can type @username_you_want to mention the user you want get in touch with. Most times ...
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Enable @ping completion for all comments

I think it would be good to enable the autocompletion for @username also for comments which don't need a ping, e.g. first comment to a Q/A or if only the OP and one more user is involved in the ...
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Tag autocomplete doesn't work

At the moment, the tag autocompletion doesn't work. Below is an example for inline tag edits, but the problem is also present on 'full' edit pages (like the one I'm typing this question in). Suggested ...
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User name autocomplete (with @) not working in mobile version [duplicate]

If I open any post on any Stack Exchange site in mobile version (Chrome 63 on Android) then click "add a comment" then type @ then type first letter of user name which already commented to this post ...
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Auto-complete and link @usernames in answers [duplicate]

It would be nice to have an easy way to link to user profiles from answers. It is common to give credit to helpful comments within answers. Although it's possible to embed links to comments, that's ...
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Add auto-completion for username in comments when typing @

It would be nice that username auto-completion in comments starts when the user type @ (vs @ + first letter of the name of the intended user ) I am aware of the StackApp Reply links on comments.
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Mention/tag user via SE mobile app [duplicate]

There is one minor feature that won't work in the Stack Exchange Android app. Mentioning/tagging a user is not working like in the desktop browser. It won't display a user suggestion. So, it ...
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Please allow non-Unicode named editors be pinged with autocomplete

Currently, you can @reply to any person with the auto complete. Normally, you type the first letter of their name then use Tab to finish it. Unicode names work differently, you don't have to start ...
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Can't press enter to send comment when user's name is being auto completed [duplicate]

My cursor is currently at the end of Nicael's name, and the comment is long enough to send: However, if I press enter with my cursor there, I can't send the comment - despite it being a valid comment....
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Auto-add site to "Your Communities" when clicking autocomplete

Steps to reproduce: Click Stack Exchange logo for dropdown in the top left of the SE bar Click edit to the right of Your Communities Start typing the name of any SE site that isn't present in the ...
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How do I autocomplete a user tag with a keypress, not a mouse click? [duplicate]

If I am typing a user tag, e.g. @Noble, and the autocomplete box appears, I want to complete the name with a keypress, not a mouse click. I've tried tab, up arrow, and right arrow, none of which have ...
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@username in comments doesn't autocomplete for some users

When I want to address a specific users in the comment section for a question I use @username, sometimes after typing first letters of the username it shows up an autocomplete box but sometimes it ...
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In the chat's @name autocomplete, a user is showing up with two avatars

So, this suggestion just got implemented: Show profile picture in chat autocomplete That is very cool, and I'm happy with it. However, there's a chat user who has the special privilege of showing up ...
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Does ping work in chat with no autocompletion?

I know that if an user has been recently in chat, you can ping him (autocompletion will appear when you start to type @user). Does this hold if autocompletion doesn't appear?
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Auto load the name of the user you're replying to

I would like to add the feature that's already available on the SE network: auto loading the name of the user you're replying to, so that if you write @F, it will suggest @Fischer. I cannot see that ...
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What happened to the UserId autofill for Data Explorer? [duplicate]

I noticed recently that when I login to data.SE, the UserId parameter no longer works as advertised: The ##UserId## parameter is treated specially for users who are logged in. If they have an ...
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Can we get username auto-complete without a ping?

I'm frequently in the Android chatroom. Part of our rules (based on many people's preferences) is that excessive use of @User pings is forbidden/discouraged. It would be nice if there was an alternate ...
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While comment autocomplete with using username is not working

I tried to comment on a question and point an user using @username but autocomplete is not working May I know why it is happening? I am using Google Chrome
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How to put @nickname at the comments? [duplicate]

Is it possible to enter @nickname in comments, automatically? Or is one just supposed to write out the names letter by letter?
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Reply-to autocomplete is blocking Enter from submitting the comment [duplicate]

We can submit comments by pressing the Enter key. Great, I'm always using it and guess many others as well, rarely clicking the button. When we type @ followed by a letter (or when there's a ...
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Strange "et cetera" chat glitch?

Us over at RPG.SE were having a fun discussion about punching people who came up with &c. as an abbreviation for et cetera. I decided to make a couple ridiculous jokes. The first one was, @{}Ra, ...
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Addressing users with non-standard first letter in chat

Not too long ago, there was a nice new feature implemented for comment replies to users whose username starts with a non-alphanumeric character; namely, that typing @ is sufficient to bring up the ...
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Effectiveness of suggested answers?

Does anybody have some data on how effective the suggested answers are in preventing people from asking duplicate questions? While some people make an effort to search, some people will click the "...
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Verify @user in comment was entered correctly

Is there some way to verify if an @user tag in a comment was correctly entered (meaning that the user was appropriately notified)? I am aware of the auto-complete feature that is present when ...
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Hitting spacebar does not autocomplete username on commenter notification

I was trying to respond to a comment in the following question https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/169746/my-gravatar-is-a-swastika-generate-new-gravatar I typed the @ followed by da to indicate ...
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Browsing new tags and deleting auto-complete input reverts to tags being sorted by name

There seems to be a small "bug" (or rather unexpected behaviour) related to the auto-complete when browsing tags sorted by new. When inputting text to the auto-complete the behaviour is as expected. ...
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Pressing tab doesn't expand autocompleted chat @names in Opera

When using chat, if I start typing someone's name preceded by an @ I see the autocomplete suggestions pop up above the input box as I would expect, but pressing Tab shifts focus from the text box to ...
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Prioritize the beginning of the tag and of words in tag autocompletion

The tag autocompletion could be improved in my opinion by putting a higher priority on matching at the beginning of the tag and at the beginning of word boundaries (as separated by a dash in tags). ...
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Keyboard shortcut to autocomplete the user in comments

While commenting on posts, when we start typing @ and a few characters that match one of the earlier commentators, a suggestion appears above the comment text area. Is there a shortcut to accept that ...
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Why comment reply auto-completion feature (@) sometimes doesn't work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? Say, we've got an answer with some comments under it. Sometimes when I want to reply to one of the comments, I can easily refer to the comment ...
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When choosing tags for a question, have the most used tags appear first

I will explain using an example of what I mean. Suppose I now start a new question on Stack Overflow and start typing in the tag editor textbox. I type "asp" and this is what I see: Classic ASP ...
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Could the tags autocomplete widget please show more than six options?

When specifying the tags when asking/editing a question, it seems that there is a constraint to show a maximum of six matches, which really is awfully unhelpful if you are trying to find the most ...
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Comments @ auto-complete doesn't always appear

I've noticed that when I try and add a comment to send to a user using the @ prefix (i.e. @NickCraver) that JavaScript attempts to auto-populate with a little pop-up based on what comments have been ...
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Auto fill the last person replying to me in the @ auto complete box in comments

Consider this scenario: John asks a question. Alice posts a comment on the question, John gets a notification. John replies to Alice's comment. Alice gets notified and replies. Jason comes over and ...
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Add a space after auto-completing reply address

I've noticed that I don't always get a reply notification. I think this is because the end user isn't always hitting the Space bar after the "@" auto-complete function is enacted. That is, when ...
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How is the comment/chat @ auto-complete implemented?

It's easy to see in Fiddler that this isn't server based, so I'm guessing that this is some sort of jQuery wizardry. Specifically: Detection of when auto-complete should pop up Determining the list ...
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Comment name autocomplete moves cursor

I revise pretty much everything I write before I publish/post/send it. When I write comments, I sometimes have to move @name notifications around as a result of other edits. However, using the Tab ...
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Hidden ponies deserve autocompletion love too

Fairly minor bug, but the username autocomplete doesn't rebuild its list of users immediately after hidden comments are loaded from the server, allowing for situations like the following where late-...
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Autocomplete username references in answer posts

It would be nice if the @username autocomplete idea for comments could be extended to answer posts. Although, what I'd really like to see is a faster way to reference other people's answers to a given ...
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Fix alignment of auto-complete box for @mentions

This was hard to search for, so I apologize in advance if it is a duplicate. Currently, the Auto-complete box for the @mentions is at the extreme left of the comment box. This is great if you are ...
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Comment submission broken for comments that end with @username

Sometimes I want to post comments that include @-notifications but can't work the names into the comment text organically. In those cases, I write my comment out and then tack on a @JohnDoe at the end,...
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Tag Completion in Search Bar

When typing a tag in the search bar it would be sweet like a thousand unicorns if it would suggest tags as you type. It could detect when to show suggestions based on the [ character. For bonus ...
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Add highlighting and keyboard support to @ autocomplete suggestion

I just noticed the new @ autocomplete for comments. When I hover over the suggestion, could it highlight the user's comments attached to the post? Also, what about up/down arrow key support?
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Expand the username auto-completion to everyone who can be notified

@username auto-completion for comments was recently implemented, and is already active on MSO. However, it only seems to auto-complete the usernames of people who have commented on the post. ...
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