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Keyboard shortcuts: ctrl+T, ctrl+L, ctrl+R stolen by editor #210

brion opened this Issue Apr 13, 2011 · 5 comments


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commented Apr 13, 2011

When setting up keyboard shortcuts in a web app, there's always a delicate balance between providing features and interfering with the hosting browser's own keyboard shortcuts.

In a couple days of usage embedding Ace into MediaWiki, I've found that the most problematic key conflicts for me are:

ctrl+T -- normally does 'new tab'; in Ace this appears to swap two adjacent characters. Not a feature I'd expect to want, and it impedes ability to pop off to a new tab to look up documentation etc.

ctrl+R -- normally 'reload page': starts a text search in Ace. (I expected ctrl+F for that? ah... ctrl+R starts 'Find/Replace' but doesn't mention the replacement until you've gone through the first dialog :)

ctrl+L -- normally 'go to location', popping into the URL bar so you can type a new URL to go to. Opens 'go to line' dialog in Ace.



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commented May 7, 2011

Ctrl+T is an issue here as well - probably a way to disable that. Ctrl+R reloads for me.

IMO, the web browser should allow all keyboard shortcuts to be overridden but then offer the user a selection in a popup as to which action the user actually wants to execute. Could be annoying but that dialog could offer a couple quick shortcuts as well: 0 = Web Browser default action, 1 = Application action #1, 2 = Application action #2....


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commented Apr 22, 2012

I added an issue about Ctrl-L that got closed. This one's still open!


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commented Aug 8, 2012

duplicate of #36


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commented Apr 9, 2019

  'Ctrl-T': null,
  'Command-T', null
  'ctrl-L': null,
  'Command-L': null

will remove mapping

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