Sailfish Browser - Text prediction / Word Completion (local Dictionary)

asked 2015-01-17 16:16:15 +0300

updated 2015-03-06 05:59:02 +0300

Hi - Currently while entering URL in browser does not support auto prediction for a text. It must have been deliberately done for design reasons as URL is not a proper word. However, the same text entry is also used for entering search terms or key words to search in Internet. For someone with bad typing skills, especially on touch device (embarrassed, feel my fingers are like Godzilla's ;-) ), this is a big PITA.

Am not sure how this could be handled. Perhaps a separate entry mode to search in Internet, activated by a toggle.

Update: I meant prediction from dictionary word. Not auto suggestions from web search engine which anyways happens inside the respective sites. - Answer here talks about this.

Update- Filed in github as well.

Title changed based on

This also applies to the new browser UI released with Yliaavanlampi

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It could be that this was done on purpose, since text prediction of a search engine always requires the phone to communicate with the server of the search engine (e.g. google, bing, yahoo).

My suggestion: This could be made an option in the browser settings for anyone , who wants/needs the text prediction. For everybody who's concerned about privacy (which is a big part of Jolla users, I'd guess), this should be switched off by default.

laubblaeser ( 2015-01-17 17:52:35 +0300 )edit

Hmm but I was only referring to local dictionary words not search terms from Internet. :)

anandrkris ( 2015-01-19 06:22:53 +0300 )edit

@anandrkris - I too thought you meant "search suggestion" which, like @laubblaeser mentioned will be a frowned upon feature by many (me included). Suggest you edit the title and revise it as "Dictionary Text Prediction ...". I too would like this - dictionary words predictions in the keypad while typing. It would also be great if the dictionary shows "www." when the address field is empty and has focus and then shows the common TLD's - .com, .net, .org etc., - when a . is typed. And maybe save some of the common urls typed in the dictionary (just the name without the www and the TLD). Would save some time ...

sifartech ( 2015-01-20 01:15:29 +0300 )edit

still no updates on this?

hagiz ( 2017-11-10 00:39:48 +0300 )edit