k/j moves the selection up/down within a topic, or within a category, but doesn’t work for moving between categories on the home page, or for navigating drop-down menus.
To me the big show stopper is the way it gets stuck at the end of a topic and does not move to Suggested topics.
Also confirm its not yet implemented on Categories - Discourse Meta
Were you asking it to be confirmed, or did you confirm it? As I just tried it there too, and it definitely doesn’t do anything on the Categories page.
yes, does not do anything yet on categories page, will leave this open until categories page is implemented.
Note, j/k no longer gets stuck
Let’s discuss this further, so I know how to fix it. What are the expectations? J/K should move and show the selected parent category? What about sub-categories? Should tabbing be required to access the sub-category, sub-topic list, activity data, etc?
It is very hard to design something that works in an intuitive way there.
The trivial design could be.
j/k … moves between categories
press tab on category, j/k moves between subcategories
press tab again, j/k moves between topics.
Yeah, that’s definitely a trivial approach. One thing that may be smart here is to start simple, j/k moves between parent categories with focus moving along with it (so tabbing starts within each category. Next phase/enhancement would be to add j/k support through sub-categories, and ultimately topic list (when in focus).
Definitely doable, but I think minor improvements over time here could be a good (get the big issue taken care of, then move on to improving it).
@eviltrout this is probably worth fixing if easy, cause many use the hybrid category/topics page as home page and j/k is totally bust there.
For me, on both meta and on my own Discourse installs the j/k keyboard navigation is still not working on the categories page.
This would be great!