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Select First Field Listed After Typing Open Bracket Until Mouse is Moved

When writing an expression in a Formula tool, I love that you can just type an open bracket and suggestions pop up that allow you to auto-fill the rest of the variable name. What I find frustrating, however, is that once you type the open bracket, the highlighted field automatically moves to the one where your mouse is pointing, regardless of if you have moved your mouse or not. I think it makes more sense to always highlight the first field in the list and only take mouse position into account once it has actually moved.

 

It is hard to describe in just a picture as opposed to a video but essentially I had my mouse below where I was typing in the screenshot below then when I typed the open bracket, the 3rd field listed automatically got selected even though I never moved my mouse.

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Cc: @Hollingsworth 

8 Comments
11 - Bolide
11 - Bolide

I also find this very frustrating. Thank you for posting the idea, @Kenda.

Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

100% so many tiny UI changes could bring so much joy to the masses

12 - Quasar
12 - Quasar

YES @Kenda !!!

16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Yes please

13 - Pulsar
13 - Pulsar

YES PLEASE!

9 - Comet

I've wondered why it behaves this way!

12 - Quasar

Yasss this happens to me a lot when I don’t want to move my mouse because everything is fast and easy when I’m just using the keyboard!

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