Improve slide navigation from keyboard #942

bigbluebutton-issue-import opened this Issue Aug 12, 2015 · 3 comments


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Originally reported on Google Code with ID 187

First-time BigBlueButton users often struggle with slide navigation because
keystrokes behave differently than in PowerPoint, Keynote, or Impress.  

The expected behavior is as follows:
Move ahead one slide: down arrow, right arrow, or page down
Move back one slide: up arrow, left arrow, or page up

The spatial metaphors are (1) moving vertically down through a stack of
charts with the first page at the top and (2) moving horizontally through a
presentation arranged on the table with the pages ordered from left to
right.  PowerPoint, Keynote, and Impress all behave similarly.

In BigBlueButton v0.61, the actual behavior is different.  The left and
right arrows behave as expected, but the up and down arrows are reversed,
and the page up and page down keys do nothing.

To correct this bug, (1) the page down and page up keys should move forward
and back, respectively (they currently do nothing); (2) the down arrow and
up arrow should move forward and back, respectively (opposite to the
current behavior).

Reported by s.muegge on 2009-09-18 21:24:11


Reported by ffdixon on 2009-10-01 02:18:21

  • Labels added: Milestone-Release0.62
Let's see if we can get support for the up and down arrows into to 0.62 release.

Reported by ffdixon on 2009-10-27 22:52:41

Fixed in

Reported by ritzalam on 2009-10-29 18:06:53

  • Status changed: Fixed
@kepstin kepstin modified the milestone: Release 0.62 Aug 12, 2015
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