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.
I've never seen anything like that in another application.
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.
Most apps that I use in Windows have a View > Sort By menu.
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.
>I've never seen anything like that in another application. me too
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.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Aaron, 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?
Excellent point -- anyone have any thoughts how we can make the search messages sorting options available to kbd users.
you could add it to the context menu (when nothing is selected).
timeless, that's how Explorer does it, isn't it?
Timeless, Then there are a lot of windows which need to add context menu and add sort item?
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.
(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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