About keyboard shortcuts for finding and placing links


(Caue Rego) #1

I’m now quite annoyed by 2 keyboard shortcuts I use often. CMD (or CTRL) + F and CMD + L. The former do not only steal my attempt to find stuff in the current page, it also seem to break even CMD + G eventually. Maybe it should be replaced by nothing at all, CMD + S or even / - such as in gmail.

And CMD + L, while a minor annoyance, sometimes make me type in the URL field. Why not set it as CMD + K (again, following google lead). Maybe discourse should just have an admin option to customize those shortcuts… But I’d still personally prefer to suggest these to be the default.

P.S.: Originally I had posted the other 2 topics on the right all in one in here and asked if it was okay doing it so. Since Jeff’s feedback, I’ve quickly edited it.


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(Bill Ayakatubby) #2

As far as I know, Cmd + L/Ctrl + L has always sent focus to the address bar. I’ve been using it for years. Where specifically is Discourse intercepting that keystroke? I can’t seem to find it.


(Jeff Atwood) #3

I would also advise against topics that contain four different topics. What are we talking about again?


(Kane York) #4

The editor captures Ctrl-L to be inserting a link. I actually do find it kinda annoying…


(Caue Rego) #5

Your desire is my order, sir. :wink:


(Caue Rego) #6

How did you do the magical keyboard shortcut looking?! :open_mouth:


(Arpit Jalan) #7

Press ? key.


(Caue Rego) #8

If you were replying me, that’s cool! But not what I meant. How you did the cool drawing of a key around ?


(Arpit Jalan) #9

View the source, to know the secret!


(Caue Rego) #10

I only asked how to do it because I couldn’t find how to view the source. So, maybe that would have been a better question. :stuck_out_tongue:

So, url hacking (replace /t/subject for /raw) is the only way to view the source, at the moment? I wonder how hard would it be to make a pull request for that…

And damn! I actually used to know that <kbd> key </kbd> thing…


(cpradio) #11

Okay, so we are specifically talking about the Composer/Editor when it comes to CMD+L and CMD+G for Insert Hyperlink and Upload Image/File

CMD+S is generally reserved for Saving, so I’m not sure I’d want to tie that to inserting a link or an image/file.

CMD+K is already reserved for inserting pre-formatted text.

CMD+F only affects viewing topics (to my knowledge), and if you press it twice, you get the typical Find option that your browser supports. CMD+F+F

One thing I believe needs to happen, is titles on the keyboard buttons that identify what they are and their shortcuts. I’m not sure if this is a regression (as I thought it used to do that), but it definitely isn’t happening anymore.

Edit: It seems to be showing the title/mouseover info again. No idea why I couldn’t get that yesterday… oh well.