Open Bug 219352 Opened 18 years ago Updated 13 years ago
RFE: accesskeys for mailnews folder names in folder pane
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030827 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030827 It would be a great accessibility improvement if, when the folder pane has focus, I could use the first letters of my folder names to move around between folders, instead of only uparrow and downarrow. (not to mention getting rid of the "Advance to next unread message in <folder>" dialog, but that's a different story) Of course, there's the issue of how you access those accesskeys, given that some combinations of letters and modifiers are already assigned (think N, ctrl N), but if it could be done it'd be great feature. Possibly enable as pref that keyboard only users can use to override the normal behaviour? The idea came to me while using my webmail client, squirrelmail, which has a righthand folder pane, and Find As You Type, and noticing that I can read mail in multiple folders a lot faster. Does the widget used for the folderpane support this behaviour? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
adding access keyword
i'd probably drop the normal bindings and let you just type one letter, if you type the same letter again you'd go to the next folder w/ the same first letter. but there should be a delay before it actually loads the folder to give people a chance to avoid losing 'new' status on a folder they're just passing by.
That would be the right way (it was only Find As You Type that gave me the idea, I wasn't proposing exact FAYT behaviour).
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I still think this would be a great feature for improving keyboard accessibility in thunderbird.
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008040701 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre Confirming. As a minimum (and perhaps a different bug), I'd like to be able to use Ctrl+I for Input, Ctrl+J for Junk.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Assignee: mail → nobody
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