Open Bug 228015 Opened 16 years ago Updated 8 years ago
RFE: Add ability for menu items to be assigned to key combinations
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031201 Firebird/0.7+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031201 Firebird/0.7+ Instead of cluttering up the clean interface of Thunderbird with more buttons/icons, add the ability whether through an extension or in the application for users to assign key combinations to menu items. For instance, I regularly swap between plain text and original HTML modes and it is a pain to keep doing this with a mouse. I would like to be able to assign say Ctrl + Shift + P to plain text and Ctrl + Shift + H to HTML. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
this is already possible via extensions, no?
Component: Message Compose Window → Mail Window Front End
QA Contact: message-compose → front-end
keyConfig or menuManipulator extensions. See here http://kb.mozillazine.org/Keyconfig_extension:_Thunderbird
Bryan, do you foresee circumstances where something like this would be accepted in code? If so, wouldn't it likely have to be core code?
There has been lots of talk of changing how the key combos work in TB. In particular it would be nice to have a key mapping system such that we could offer an Outlook key mapping or a Mail.app key mapping as these are learned behaviors which could be reused. Given that system it would be fairly simple for an extension or keymap editor in core to allow you to set a key combo for whatever you wanted. I suspect that the keymap code is a ways away and this would be an additional feature on top of that.
As an FYI, we wrote some code to do customizable keybindings in Komodo which is available for reuse (published under the tri-license), if anyone's eager. See http://svn.openkomodo.com/openkomodo/browse/openkomodo/trunk/src/chrome/komodo/content/keybindings for some code to start poking at.
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