Support accesskey for treecol




Keyboard: Navigation
16 years ago
16 years ago


(Reporter: Kyle Yuan, Assigned: Aaron Leventhal)


Windows 2000

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16 years ago
when I was fixing bug 134823, I thought why we don't support this attribute for 
treecol? so that user can sort items by keyboard. So far, there is no way to do 
that by keyboard.

Comment 1

16 years ago
I've never seen anything like that in another application.

Comment 2

16 years ago
I think this feature is good for keyboard navigation. 
For many windows in Mozilla, such as Download Manager, Search Messages, etc,
there is no way to sort the tree using keyboard. So I think it is important
feature for keyboard.

Comment 3

16 years ago
Most apps that I use in Windows have a View > Sort By menu.

Comment 4

16 years ago
Some windows or dialogs which has no menu can't be sorted by keyboard. If you
have no mouse, you can't do sorting in these windows of dialogs. 
I think accessible mozilla should do all actions by keyboard.

Comment 5

16 years ago
>I've never seen anything like that in another application.
me too

Comment 6

16 years ago
Jessie, can you point to another application that supports accesskeys in this way?

I can't think of one, so I think we should continue to use the View -> Sort By
method suggested by Dean.

Reopen if you can find another app that does this.
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 7

16 years ago

You are right. I didn't see anything like that in another application.

But, for example, in Search Messages window, there is no menubar in which has
sort menu. If there is no mouse, you can't do sorting actions. What do you think
about this kind of window?

Comment 8

16 years ago
Excellent point -- anyone have any thoughts how we can make the search messages
sorting options available to kbd users.

Comment 9

16 years ago
you could add it to the context menu (when nothing is selected).

Comment 10

16 years ago
timeless, that's how Explorer does it, isn't it?

Comment 11

16 years ago

Comment 12

16 years ago
Then there are a lot of windows which need to add context menu and add sort item?

Comment 13

16 years ago
such as search message window, download message window, which need add both two,
and Bookmark tab in side bar, it has context window, but has no sort item.

Comment 14

16 years ago
(i'm vacationing, and really won't have internet access for at least a day)
the sort stuff should be a basic feature of trees, so instead of each consumer
implementing the context items and the sorting code they tree itself should just
do it.
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