Bugzilla Tips (I): Autocompletion

This posting is part of a series on small and sometimes not-so-easy-to-discover functionality in Bugzilla that makes developers’ and users’ lifes more comfortable. It’s based on conversations with users and developers in the last months.

People can be impatient, so not everybody is aware that Bugzilla provides autocompletion for those fields that are about people (like the CC, assignee, and QA contact fields).
The autocompletion kicks in only after waiting a short moment but is extremely helpful in order to set the correct person in a Bugzilla field, or to even check if the person has an account in Bugzilla.

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If you want to add somebody to the CC field for example, you first click on “edit”:

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If you now start typing three letters of a name or an email address, Bugzilla will show a list of proposals that match the letters you have entered:

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After you have selected the person that you have in mind, the person is added to the CC field of the report.

One Response to “Bugzilla Tips (I): Autocompletion”

  1. [...] Scroll to the bottom where the “User Watching” section is. Add the user whose bugmail you would like to receive (and of course this field supports autocompletion.) [...]