Keyboard shortcut for closing a topic

Is there a keyboard shortcut to close a topic?

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No there is no such short cut, I think it makes sense to add a keyboard shortcut that opens the admin wrench, and then a second key like c could close a topic.

Going to mark this as a feature request.

Step 0 is figuring out what we want the shortcut to be for opening admin topic wrench.

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Are there shortcuts not listed on the shortcut help modal?

Hey look, I can copy it!

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Aside from those, are any other reserved?

Also, I notice my keyboard is missing a wrench key (:wrench:), so my first choice is out. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

I suggest Shift + a for opening the admin wrench.

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I like Shift + a for opening the admin wrench. Can I work on it by opening a PR in GitHub? @sam

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Yeah I think you can give it a shot in a PR the tricky thing though is that you need to be able to select stuff using the keyboard once it is open.

How do you foresee that working?

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What about if once the admin wrench is open, navigate through it using the Up and Down keys? Then hitting Enter to select the option. I don’t know if this is possible, but just like an idea…

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I support this if you can swing it, we do it on search, highlighting the selected button though may be a bit tricky, can you give it a shot and post a screenshot ?

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Sure, I let you know when a I have something.

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I have been having some trouble understanding ember.js, I have never worked with it before. I did this PR that only opens the topic admin menu, I hope this helps. If someone could help me with the other part, it will be greatly appreciated.

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Shift+a is working. But the arrow keys do not work inside the menu. Would love to have shortcuts for some of tasks like Close, timers, etc.

On that note - is there a different way to add my personal keyboard shortcuts for a sequence of UI clicks? Maybe a chrome extension?

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Update: Dug a bit in the code. Close topic shortcut can be very similar to the pinUnpinTopic and deferTopic shortcuts. Simply call toggleClosed on the topic class.

 pinUnpinTopic() {
    this.container.lookup("controller:topic").togglePinnedState();
  },

@hectorbus - is this something you could put in? How about Shift+c for close? I would have done it myself - not setup for github and coding right now though.

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I believe that the arrow keys feature was never implemented, I tried to work on it but I wasn’t successful. Regarding to the personal keyboard shortcut, I’m not sure if there is a way to build that chrome extension, you could give it a try; also, a new PR can be made with that new keyboard shortcut, as long the code and functionality is approved.

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Let me check out the code and see if the toggleClosed would work, I don’t see why not.

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