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I am pretty disappointed in the recent change in how type-ahead works when I am entering references. I'm not sure if this is a Wikia change of one for this Wiki.

In the past, the type ahead suggestions appeared more or less in the middle of the page. Sometimes this was right on top of where I was typing, but I didn't mind that too much. Now, if I am at the bottom of the page, the type ahead is off the screen and therefore useless. I have to enter a lot of empty rows, then scroll up so the type-ahead is visible when entering references.

Another unwelcome change is when the last name does not show up in the type-ahead when typing the first name. The former widge would display the last name after you typed a 'space' after the first name. Now the last name only shows up when you type the first character of the last name, which I often do not remember. This pretty much ruins the point of the type-ahead feature.

One last thing, which isn't really an issue, but when entering a reference within quotes, it sometimes (or maybe always), shows the type-ahead way to the right of the screen, insteal of on the left side on other references.

I hope you can either update the new widget or revert to the old one or find a different widget. I do like the new color.


Wikia is aware of the problem and is trying to fix it. I'll report back when they have any new info. ---- Willie - HtS 18:44, December 1, 2012 (UTC)