Closed Bug 199318 Opened 21 years ago Closed 18 years ago

Keyboard shortcut for opening new tabs works differently than documented


(SeaMonkey :: Help Documentation, defect)

Windows XP
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: martin, Assigned: bugzilla)


(Blocks 1 open bug, )



(1 file, 2 obsolete files)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

The documentation says that Insert opens a link in new foreground tab,
Shift+Insert in a new background tab. However, Navigator behaves exactly the
opposite way around.

Here is the diff I propose:
Index: mozilla-org/html/docs/end-user/moz_shortcuts.html
RCS file: /cvsroot/mozilla-org/html/docs/end-user/moz_shortcuts.html,v
retrieving revision 1.13
diff -u -r1.13 moz_shortcuts.html
--- mozilla-org/html/docs/end-user/moz_shortcuts.html	21 Mar 2003 18:08:05
-0000	1.13
+++ mozilla-org/html/docs/end-user/moz_shortcuts.html	26 Mar 2003 18:35:43 -0000
@@ -1068,7 +1068,7 @@
 <div align="left">Open link in new foreground tab</div>
 <td bgcolor="#eeeeee">
-<div align="left">Insert</div>
+<div align="left">Shift+Insert</div>
 <td bgcolor="#eeeeee">
 <div align="left">&nbsp;</div>
@@ -1082,7 +1082,7 @@
 <div align="left">Open link in new background tab</div>
-<div align="left">Shift+Insert</div>
+<div align="left">Insert</div>
 <div align="left">Shift+Insert</div>

There might be a connection to a developer issue:

This is the first time that I file a bug to bugzilla - I appreciate your
feedback on how to make it better!

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
doc:user is for Online Help content. is for
content ->
Assignee: rudman → endico
Component: User →
Product: Documentation →
QA Contact: rudman → imajes
Summary: keyboard shortcut for opening new tabs works differently than documented → Keyboard shortcut for opening new tabs works differently than documented
Version: unspecified → other
Actually, it's more complicated that that :)

In my brief testing it appears that "Insert" opens the highlighted link accoding
to the pref set in Navigator -> Tabbed Browsing (browser.tabs.loadInBackground)
and "Shift + Insert" does the opposit.
-> arron

actually, the page is an updated version of keyboard shortcut in Mozilla
Help, so partly belongs to documentation:user

arron, can you also update the shortcut table (accel+0) in Help and move
the online page from docs/end-user/ to catalog/end-user/?

btw, T is for "Mark this thread as read and go to next unread thread", not
"Go to Next Unread Thread"

and add a note that keyboard shortcut w/o modifier is case sensitive (e.g.
'T' should be 't')

also, Ctrl+# depends on what components you have (e.g. if you don't have
ChatZilla, Ctrl+3 opens Composer)

And the page should be expanded to explain mouse shortcuts (e.g.
ctrl+click on "compose/reply/reply all" button to swtich from default
html/text mode.)
Assignee: endico → aaronl
The bug can be found in the End-User documentation that is delivered with the
Mozilla binary _and_ at the URL noted above. Sorry if that was not clear in the
original bug submission.
online doc removed. -> help content component
Assignee: aaronlev5 → rlk
Component: → User
Product: → Documentation
QA Contact: imajes → stolenclover
Version: other → unspecified
Blocks: 232066
Assignee: rlk → nobody
Giacomo, does this still occurs? Since I'm on a mac I'm unable to test ;)
Comment #2 holds true. An update to the documentation is needed.
Good first bug? :)
Assignee: nobody → aqualon
I have 3 suggestions so far to solve this issue:

Any opinions on what's probably the best for a normal user or what could be improved?
Attached patch Patch v1 (obsolete) — Splinter Review
Diff for suggestion at
Attachment #248292 - Flags: review?(stefanh)
Comment on attachment 248292 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v1

+  *...

You need an empty line between the table and the paragraph. Also, the indentation in the paragraph is wrong, should be like this:

<p>text .. ...
  more text....</p>

+  Switch to new tabs opened from links</a> setting is disabled. Other keys may also apply depending 
+  on the <a href="cs_nav_prefs_navigator.xhtml#tabbed_browsing"> Open tabs instead of windows</a> settings.

Looking at the last sentence, I think it will look/sound better if you wrote "Depending on the Open tabs instead of windows settings, more keys might be available."
Attachment #248292 - Flags: review?(stefanh)
Attachment #248292 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #248669 - Flags: review?(stefanh)
Comment on attachment 248669 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v2: Addressing comments from Stefan

+  of windows</a> settings, more keys might be available.

Move the </p> up one line. r=me with that fixed.
Attachment #248669 - Flags: review?(stefanh) → review+
Addressing issue from comment 13 and transfering r+ from Stefan
Attachment #248669 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #248846 - Flags: review+
Landed on trunk.
Component: Help Viewer → Help
Product: Documentation → Mozilla Application Suite
Target Milestone: --- → seamonkey1.5alpha
Version: unspecified → Trunk
(In reply to comment #15)
> Landed on trunk.

Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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