[browser] Can't copy URLs from the autocomplete list

Bug #1259251 reported by Adnane Belmadiaf on 2013-12-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
James Mulholland
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps :
1- You want to go to http://ubuntu.com/phone
2- You type "ubuntu" on the adress bar.
3- You get a list of URLs from which contains http://ubuntu.com/

- You need to type the FULL URL

Expected :
- A button to tell the browser "put that url for me on the adresse bar".

Chrome mobile does provide a button next to each URL on the autocomple list, once you click on it you get that URL on the adresse bar so you can complete your URL.

The design species the suggestions to be populated by the search engine. ATM they only surface bookmarks and history


Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2013-12-09
Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: New → Confirmed
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2014-05-29
Changed in webbrowser-app:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Daniela Ferrai (dferrai) on 2014-06-24
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Benjamin Keyser (bjkeyser)
summary: - Can't copy URLs from the autocomplete list
+ [browser] Can't copy URLs from the autocomplete list
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Benjamin Keyser (bjkeyser) → Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-07-21
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Wishlist → Medium
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Giorgio, I don’t think the solution in the bug description solves the issue reported here. If I understand correctly the report, Adnane wants to be able to do the following:

 - type "ubuntu" in the address bar
 - select the "http://ubuntu.com/" history entry from the suggestions to populate the address bar, but do not browse to it
 - type "phone" to complete the URL to "http://ubuntu.com/phone"
 - validate to browse to "http://ubuntu.com/phone"

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2014-09-26
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Fix Committed → Incomplete
importance: Medium → Undecided

I've marked the bug as incomplete, as it could point to 3 separate features

1) display suggestions from history and bookmarks - currently available
2) display suggestions from Search Engine - current not available, but planned
3) provide a 'fill address bar' action on search suggestions as in Chrome mobile - not planned, but we can discuss it for tablet and desktop browser as we have more real estate

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Undecided → Low
Adnane Belmadiaf (daker) wrote :

@Giorgio : The bug only refers to the third feature, but not from search suggestions only history suggestions which is what the browser provides for now.

@Adnane this is a feature that would be more reasonable on tablet/desktop browsers

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
tags: added: desktop-browser
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi) → James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland)
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2015-06-08
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
no longer affects: webbrowser-app
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Low → Wishlist
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