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Archive for January 24th, 2011

Chrome will never add Find-As-You-Type to the Chromium core

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/01/24

To quote the comment below:

we have no plans to ever add FAYT to the core product.

Wow, that is a pretty strong statement.
The core chromium team somehow seems heavily opposed to FAYT, a feature you see more and more in modern products (not only browsers, also word processors, web sites, software development IDEs, etc).
Some people might know FAYT as “incremental search“, or “type ahead find“.

I’m wondering about the cause of this very strong statement.
Did some portion of the comment thread in the bug report seriously piss someone off at the Chromium team?
Are there technical objections?
Are there any usability objections?

It is a real pity that the Chromium team doesn’t go into more detail as to why the object to adding FAYT into the core.

The bug report is not the only thread about this, there is at least this help forum thread on it too.
Both are from 2008 (hey: that is ancient in internet years!) and are still active, so there clearly is demand for FAYT.

Internet Explorer does not have FAYT in its core either, but does Chrome really want to be compared with that?

Luckily, there are two FAYT extensions:

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