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
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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