3 Oct 2005

OS-wide Context-sensitive Autocomplete

If the GUI toolkit keeps track of which strings were recently seen and autocompletes across apps, a lot of copying and pasting would be eliminated. This would only require change in the text box widgets' implementation and not in any apps. Apps could choose to listen for autocomplete events from the GUI toolkit, but they can remain blissfully ignorant. There should be a security restriction that ensures apps don't see all autocomplete choices, but only the selected one (once a selection is made).

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