"Clear Private Data" accelerator interferes with text selection shortcuts

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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trivial
RESOLVED WONTFIX
13 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: cbenoit, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.5.0.x Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050908 Firefox/1.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050908 Firefox/1.4

Ctrl-Shift-Del is not a good accelerator combination key, it often happens that
this combination is used when editing texts (like URL) as
[Ctrl]-[Shift]-[Left]/[Right] is used in Windows to select word by word, then
[Delete] is used to delete the selection, Ctrl-Shift is often still pressed in
my case.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
In an edit (could be URL bar):
1. Press Ctrl
2. Press Shift
3. Select some text in edit with Left or Right key
4. Press Delete to delete selected text
Actual Results:  
It opens the "Clear Private Data" popup.

Expected Results:  
Delete the selected text
(Reporter)

Updated

13 years ago
Version: unspecified → 1.5 Branch

Comment 1

13 years ago
why would you still be holding down ctrl and shift if you only wanted to delete
some text?
yes, i get the same results though. firefox 1.5 beta 1 windows xp
Yeah, there's a bit of shortcut overload here. We already have this problem in
the URL bar and any textfield, of course, where Ctrl+Del = "remove from
autocomplete list".

I'm tempted to wontfix this one, as really, if someone gets the shortcut wrong
well, then, that's something they'll learn. And I don't know how many people
actually continue to hold ctrl+shift when it's time to operate on the section of
text they're about to delete. However, if we can find a better shortcut for the
Clear Private Data, which maybe doesn't involve non-letter keys ...
Severity: normal → trivial
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: "Clear Private Data" wrong accelerator choice → "Clear Private Data" accelerator interferes with text selection shortcuts
point of order: its Shift-Delete in autocomplete deletion.

That aside, I think this is a pretty obscure and non-conflicting shortcut, and I
don't think the sticky fingers case you're talking about here is that worrisome.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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