New keyboard shortcut for "Clear History" (Ctrl+Shift+Del) needs documentation in keyboard shortcuts list

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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minor
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
3 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: Thomas D., Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 2 bugs)

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Description

3 years ago
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1038323 +++

Bug 1038323 introduced Ctrl+Shift+Del for clearing history (or calling the respective dialogue), as in both Firefox and SeaMonkey.

Needs documentation & relnote for the next version of TB after TB31.
Unfortunately, documentation markup is broken so we can't add shortcuts for future versions as they will appear prematurely, version tag is ignored.

Comment 1

2 years ago
We're past the point of doing a relnote. But my real question for commenting is, why do you see a need for documentation?  The UI seems pretty clear to me.
Flags: needinfo?(bugzilla2007)
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Comment 2

2 years ago
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, use Needinfo for questions) from comment #1)
> We're past the point of doing a relnote.

Which is very unfortunate, because once again we have improved things in the product without communicating the improvements to our users. Happens all the time. Guess many users are not even aware of some of the goodies which we've added under the hood.
E.g. things like quickfilter OR search using "|" or the attachment reminder feature, both of which I think are undocumented, and for quickfilter, there's no clue in the UI either, which is a bug.

> But my real question for commenting
> is, why do you see a need for documentation?  The UI seems pretty clear to
> me.

Yes, the UI is clear, but as a courtesy to our users, for purposes of user education, for documenting the undocumented, and for our own overview, we've always maintained this list:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts

So there, the new keyboard shortcut is still missing and should be added.
Flags: needinfo?(bugzilla2007)
Summary: New keyboard shortcut for "Clear History" needs documentation & relnote → New keyboard shortcut for "Clear History" (Ctrl+Shift+Del) needs documentation in keyboard shortcuts list

Comment 3

2 years ago
Thanks. Added to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts (review pending)

This is not a code change, so I'm resolving as WFM.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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