Open Bug 410300 Opened 12 years ago Updated 2 years ago

[non-English keyboard layout] Ctrl+] keyboard shortcut (aka Ctrl+AltGr+9) doesn't indent

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Message Compose Window, defect, minor)

All
Windows 7
defect
Not set
minor

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: mikel, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

Running Thunderbird version 2.0.0.9 (20071031) on Windows Vista, if I edit a draft message, select some text, then press Ctrl+], nothing happens, but going to Format->Increase Indent works.  They should have the same effect.
tested TB version 2.0.0.24 (20100228)
tested TB 24.0a1 (2013-05-16)

* English keyboard layout:
wfm

* German keyboard layout
confirming as a bug:

I'm on a German keyboard layout where ] and [ alone already require pressing Ctrl+Alt, because they are the tertiary characters of 8 and 9 keys in top row. So I'm not actually sure what to press to get Ctrl+(Ctrl+Alt+8/9).
Any advice?

(Perhaps this requires different shortcuts for non-English keyboard layouts?)
Flags: needinfo?
OS: Windows Vista → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Whiteboard: [good first bug]
Version: 2.0 → Trunk
Summary: Ctrl+] doesn't indent → [non-English keyboard layout] Ctrl+] doesn't indent
(In reply to Thomas D. from comment #1)
> * German keyboard layout
> confirming as a bug:
> 
> I'm on a German keyboard layout where ] and [ alone already require pressing
> Ctrl+Alt, because they are the tertiary characters of 8 and 9 keys in top
> row. So I'm not actually sure what to press to get Ctrl+(Ctrl+Alt+8/9).
> Any advice?

...where Ctrl+Alt is same as [Alt Gr] key on German keyboards.
I think it's impossible to press Ctrl+[ on German keyboards, but I'd like to hear what others think.
Severity: normal → minor
Flags: needinfo?
Flags: needinfo?
The Finnish keyboard is almost the same as the German. {[]} and so on are accessed with AltGr, i never used Ctrl+Alt to simulate AltGr and indeed it doesn't seem to work at least on linux. 

Since AltGr works I'd be tempted to just leave this as is.
Flags: needinfo?
Whiteboard: [good first bug]
(In reply to Magnus Melin from comment #3)
> The Finnish keyboard is almost the same as the German. {[]} and so on are
> accessed with AltGr, i never used Ctrl+Alt to simulate AltGr and indeed it
> doesn't seem to work at least on linux. 
> 
> Since AltGr works I'd be tempted to just leave this as is.

Thanks Magnus for quick reply. I'm not sure I understand:
- Leave what as is?
- And what doesn't work?
- And what exactly works for you? Does the shortcut work to trigger indenting?
- If yes, what keys are you pressing?

My problem is that I don't know which keys I should press to get the shortcut which TB expects to be Ctrl+]; I tried many combinations and none work to trigger indenting. Should I press:

Ctrl+AltGr+]? (where ] is the number key which has 9 and ] on it)

Will TB internally recognize that as Ctrl+]?
Flags: needinfo?(mkmelin+mozilla)
On linux I can press Ctrl + AltGr + 9 to indent. Apparently that doesn't work on windows though. (Googling suggest the AltGr+ numbers may often be taken system wide by various drivers.)

The "leave as is" was for if it's only that you can't simulate AltGr with Ctrl+Alt and get the shortcut - while AltGr itself would work.
Flags: needinfo?(mkmelin+mozilla)
Summary: [non-English keyboard layout] Ctrl+] doesn't indent → [non-English keyboard layout] Ctrl+] keyboard shortcut (aka Ctrl+AltGr+9) doesn't indent
OS: All → Windows 7
I tried this on a non-English keyboard layout on Linux and when trying Ctrl+AltGr+] (AltGr+] being the combination that produces ] on this layout), the indenting does work.
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