Ever wanted to fire an event when a user stops typing into an input or textarea? Here is a quick jQuery plugin to do just that:

		typingEnd: function(callback, timeout){
			callback = callback || null;
			timeout = timeout || 500;
			return this.each(function() {
				var $t = $(this),
					elapse_timeout = null;
					$t.bind('typingEnd', callback);

							elapse_timeout = setTimeout(function(){
							}, timeout);
						}); // end keyup
				else $t.trigger('typingEnd');
			}); // end each
		} // end typingEnd
	}); // end extend


Once you include this snippet you can attach events like the following

// pass in the callback function

// if the typingEnd functionality is already bound to the element you can use bind
$myInput.bind('typingEnd', anotherCallback);

It will check if the user has pressed any keys within the given timeout. If not the event is fired.