I was playing around the other day trying to learn more about some of the features available in YUI and came up with this enhancement to the Activity Chooser (and any other chooser dialogue box in Moodle when they start to appear).
Personally, I use the keyboard frequently for navigation and with a dropdown, it's great to be able to type the first few letters of an entry to jump straight to it before pressing enter.
When I wrote the Activity Chooser, the one thing I found particularly frustrating was that it's no longer possible to do this.
This enhancement lets you filter the items shown in the Chooser dialogue simply by typing - exactly as you would when using a dropdown menu. You can still navigate through the results using the keyboard up/down arrows and the mouse and everything continues to function as before. I've prepared a short YouTube video to demonstrate the feature (sorry there's no audio):
And I've opened an issue in the tracker for it - MDL-37325.
One of the areas I'd love to improve is letting the user know that they can do this - but I don't think that all users will use the feature, and even those who use it won't want it there all time. It would be good to have a tip shown somewhere to advertise things like this and the ability to double-click.
If anyone has feedback, I'd love to hear it. If you have any suggestions on how to improve things I'm all hears too!
Thank you in advance,