Open Bug 115204 Opened 18 years ago Updated 11 years ago

Allow user to define input box shortcut behaviour

Categories

(Other Applications :: ChatZilla, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: mpt, Assigned: rginda)

References

Details

On Mac OS, normal behavior is for the {Up|Down} arrow key to move to the 
{beginning|end} of a text field -- since you're likely to be subconsciously 
considering using the {Left|Right} key repeatedly to do this, with your fingers 
already over that key, moving from there to {Up|Down} is quicker than moving to 
{Home|End}.

However, in Chatzilla, Up and Down scroll through the history list.

You suggested a pref for whether
(a) Up and Down scroll through the History list
(b) Up and Down go to the beginning/end of the input line, and Option+Up and
    Option+Down scroll through the history list
and that the value for the pref should be set based on the platform in the user 
agent string. I think this is a very good idea.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Blocks: 134949
No longer blocks: 134949
This bug is targeted at a Mac classic platform/OS, which is no longer supported
by mozilla.org. Please re-target it to another platform/OS if this bug applies
there as well or resolve this bug.

I will resolve this bug as WONTFIX in four weeks if no action has been taken.
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OS: Mac System 9.x → All
Product: Core → Other Applications
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Generalizing this bug. I don't think just an OS-based pref is enough, given the bug I'm about to dupe to this one...
Severity: minor → enhancement
Summary: OS-based preference for what Up and Down keys do → Allow user to define input box shortcut behaviour
*** Bug 109235 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
What do other Mac IRC and IM clients do? I'd rather just match them (and not add a pref) if it's a major inconsistency with other Mac clients.
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: samuel → chatzilla
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