Jan 30, 2006, 02:05am EST
My friend Doug was telling me how he hates all drop down boxes found in web pages and would rather see sites using autocomplete style input boxes instead. So, during last night’s SuperHappyDevHouse, I wrote a greasemonkey script to automatically do this conversion.
is a user script that looks for
<select> tags on a page
and replaces them with autocompleting text input boxes. I’m using a slightly
modified version of
Gadgetopia’s AutoSuggest to
do the suggestions.
It colors all the input boxes that it creates so it’s obvious to you what’s
been modified. It also tries to stop the form from being submitted if you enter
form.submit()), so it doesn’t always work. You can
go to UPS.com to see it’s brokenness.