Btw: "Alert Box" means "a dialog that only consists of a message and an OK button and nothing else". Sorry if this wasn't clear enough.
Chimera seems to offer Esc functionality to mirror command+w where that's available. Are you saying Esc should also mirror command+.? What about cases where both are available? Which should take precedence?
I'm not sure if I understand you correctly (I don't code). The scope of this bug is for "Alert boxes", which are dialogs consisting only of - a message - an ok button My point is that such "Alert boxes" currently don't react to Cmd+. and Esc, but they should. I didn't knew Esc mirrors Cmd+w in Chimera. And I'm not saying Esc should mirror Cmd-. generally. Currently, when an Alert box is open, neither Cmd-W nor Cmd-. nor Esc do anything. I suggest that in the future, Cmd-. and Esc should dismiss the Alert box.
I'm not sure this is a good idea; is there precedent in any other apps?
The original posting gives an example of the Finder. Also, "esc" does usually mirror command-period in most modern apps. In Chimera there are at least 2 places where "esc" can be used to cancel but command-period cannot ("open" dialog and the location sheet). Which is backwards at best.
cocoa apps don't do this (mail.app is an example). you can only assign one key to a button at a time. you can't give it both esc and return. wontfix, though i agree with the sentiment, i've wished for this myself.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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