Mozilla 0.9.9 Keyboard Bindings SUCK BIG TIME!!!

VERIFIED INVALID

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Core
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VERIFIED INVALID
16 years ago
15 years ago

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(Reporter: Tilo Sloboda, Assigned: Aaron Leventhal)

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Solaris
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Description

16 years ago
all keyboard shortcuts seem to be bound to CTRL instead of META/ALT 
for Mozilla 0.9.9 on Solaris 2.x

This SUCK BIG TIME for ALL UNIX users!
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Some reasons why it is a REALLY BAD IDEA to use CTRL for the shortcuts:

- with shortcuts bound to CTRL, Mozilla *breaks* everything UNIX users
  are used to 

- it also breaks backwards compatibility with any Netscape browser
  on UNIX - which use Meta/Alt

- it breaks EMACS shortcuts which otherwise could be used in the editor
  e.g. CTRL-p and others.. 

  e.g. CTRL-P is an EMACS binding for "move line up" .. and it's impossible 
  to un-learn that for any EMACS user.  It's simply something you expect 
  any decent editor to understand..   but hey, Mozilla thinks it means
  "print the window content" -- that is an unbeleivably stupid binding!  aaargh!

  Along the same lines: Alt-N and Alt-W don't work anymore!!
  Mozilla wants CTRL-N and CTRL-W instead - which is very annoying
  if one is used to the previous shortcuts


- different operating systems traditionally use different accelerator 
   keys to do the keyboard shortcuts  -- you can't UNDO that, and you 
   should conform to the standard on each platform. 



if you don't agree, then please make it at least configurable and
provide some information on how to change it.  

thanks

Comment 1

16 years ago
what about this?

//(This changes the accelerator key from Ctrl (17) to Alt (18).)
user_pref("ui.key.accelKey", 18);

//(This changes the menu access key from Alt (18) to none.)
user_pref("ui.key.menuAccessKey", 0);


also see 'Debug' page in Preferences.

Comment 2

16 years ago
help>release notes.
click the release notes link for 0.9.9 read them
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
(Reporter)

Comment 3

16 years ago
I take everything back .. initially changing the key-bindings didn't 
seem to work, but after re-starting Mozilla it works!  GREAT! now i'm happy.. 

  :) Tilo 


------- Additional Comments From nslu@pisem.net 2002-04-04 19:24 -------
what about this?

//(This changes the accelerator key from Ctrl (17) to Alt (18).)
user_pref("ui.key.accelKey", 18);

//(This changes the menu access key from Alt (18) to none.)
user_pref("ui.key.menuAccessKey", 0);


also see 'Debug' page in Preferences.
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