[Tracker-discuss] [issue422] Keyboard shortcuts

Éric Araujo metatracker at psf.upfronthosting.co.za
Wed Nov 30 16:34:54 CET 2011

Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org> added the comment:

> These shortcuts use a single key, so they don't need to be combined with ctrl/alt in order to work.
> That means no conflicts with key combinations that the browsers might use.

> OTOH, it conflicts with the find-as-you-type, but I don't know how used that is.
It does.  I guess only advanced users use find as you type, and they know they can use Ctrl-F to start an explicit search.

> The form elements are special-cased, so while you are writing a message in the comment field, the shortcuts
> are disabled.
Good too.

> Is there something else that I'm missing?  If you have interesting links, please share.
I’ll need to dig them up, but the gist of it was that commonly-used browsers took up (nearly) all key combinations, so using only numbers for accesskeys is recommended.

> I'm also considering making this optional, with a checkbox somewhere to enable/disable it.
Maybe.  (The location would be the user profile I think.)

>> I’ve noticed the new help sub-sidebar; please don’t abuse HTML a elements.
> As I wrote in the source, that's just a temporary workaround.  If the shortcuts work well I'll move their
> documentation in the devguide and remove that sub-menu in a couple of weeks or so.
Did you get the feedback you wanted?  Here it works well (X11, Iceweasel).

PSF Meta Tracker <metatracker at psf.upfronthosting.co.za>

More information about the Tracker-discuss mailing list