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Browser Issue Forum search displays drop down suggestions that don't make sense

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Digital Doctor, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Latest chrome.
    I get this list of suggestions when I search.
    As you seen the suggestions don't make sense.
    They also get in the way of me clicking [ ] search titles only.

    This is a problem in chrome only. I only seem to get it on this one computer.
    Any idea ?

    There are workarounds: [Tab] makes the suggestions go away.
     

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  2. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    I have that same problem. Not the strange suggestions, but the fact that it's *constantly* getting in the way of my selecting [] search titles only.
    Sometimes I remember to select [] search titles only before putting in my search string, but most of the time I start putting in the search string and, upon reflection, decide that I'll get a much better result if I just look for titles. Not a deal breaker, but it's annoying. :)
     
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I believe this is browser functionality related to stored field information.

    Click on Tools -> Under the Bonnet -> Clear browsing Data -> Clear saved Auto-fill form data
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I have seen this before, but our HTML actually seems to try to prevent it (results="0", which is WebKit specific). Of course, I'm not seeing it right now, though that HTML has been in there for many months...

    I'm not sure if there's much else we can do. (Maybe we can kill auto-complete entirely, though I don't think that's worthwhile.)
     
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  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    xenforo.search.dropdown.suggestions.nonsensical.jpg

    Note: Using [del] aka Delete to delete the entries appears to get rid of it !
     
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I was able to delete all my old entries.
    I when thru the entire alphabet by:

    typing a:
    seeing which entries showed up
    delete them all
    ..
    typing b:
    ... etc

    and now they are all gone.
    I *think* the latest chrome also gave me less problems ...
    as when I typed x ... the only suggestion given was xenforo.
    whereas in the picture above ... typing x ... gave non-sensical suggestions.
     
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Didn't this work?
     
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I didn't try that ... it wasn't too disruptive.
    Wanted to keep the old entries to figure out what the problem was.
     
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  9. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Is this still happening? I've not noticed it - I get standard auto-complete suggestions now.
     
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I have not had any problems.
    I'll check all my PCs at work.
     
  11. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Maybe this was a bug in a previous version of Chrome then...
     
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I think it was a Chrome problem.
     
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I use Chrome and I too haven't seen it recently.
     
  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I found no more evidence of this problem.
    [Browser Bug][Closed]
     
  15. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I noticed I was still getting unhelpful suggestions in Chrome on one PC.
    This time it was for Create Thread.
    create.thread.suggestions.dont.make.sense.chrome.jpg

    Using Brogan's suggestion eliminated the problem.

    chrome.tools.clear.browsing.data.clear.saved.auto-fill.form.data.jpg
     
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  16. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    This can happen to any <input type="text"></input> tag ;)
     
  17. James Freeman

    James Freeman Member

    That isn't (x)HTML valid, Not all HTML tags have the closing one's only ones with data within. (Such as DIV, P, STRONG, etc).

    For instance, there really would be any need to open that tag because you put all the data within a value tag.

    <input type="text" value="test" />
     
  18. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Hah, lolz, you're right :p
    Not that I don't know, but yeah, mistake :p
     
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  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I got this back again.
    But for the Create thread box.

    It keeps pulling old titles from vBulletin forums
     

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