Vlad Sure, to summarise:
At the moment, Orion and Safari both share the same behaviour when searching for bookmarks/history whilst typing in the address bar, in that they wait for 4 characters to be entered, to start searching. A feature that Safari has, that Orion does not have, is that Safari has a "Top Hit" category (not sure what algorithm it is using to suggest URLs here) that does not have to wait until 4 characters have been entered, it starts suggesting after only 1 character.
I am suggesting that Orion should reduce the characters needed from 4 to 1 to start searching for URLs to autocomplete. Now, I know that this could affect performance negatively, as the address bar is consistently being used. I think the best way to combat this performance impact would be to:
- Search only for bookmarks, open tabs after 1 character.
- Search history, bookmarks, open tabs after 4 characters.
This is because I think practically every user has less bookmarks and open tabs than they do history, this would reduce the amount of data the browser has to search through whilst making URL suggestions.