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mark all read Keyboard shortcuts are different on Linux and Windows even though they don't need to anymore

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 3.0a3

Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
RESOLVED FIXED
9 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Bob Lord, Assigned: Magnus Melin)

Tracking

Trunk
Thunderbird 3.0a3
All
Linux

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(1 attachment)

4.69 KB, patch
philor
: review+
neil@parkwaycc.co.uk
: superreview+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review
(Reporter)

Description

9 years ago
I switch between Linux and Windows (and sometimes OSX) on a regular basis.  I also like to do things like mark all mail in an IMAP folder as "read".  On Linux, that keyboard shortcut is "Control-C", but on Windows it's "Control-Shift-C".

I'd like to request that we make them the same.

This is probably a religious issue so I'll put on my flame retardant suit now... :-)
(Assignee)

Comment 1

9 years ago
Not so much religion. Basically due to bug 269228 I think, but that shouldn't be an issue anymore

<http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/mailnews/base/resources/content/unix/platformMailnewsOverlay.xul#17>
Summary: Keyboard shortcuts different on Linux and Windows → mark all read Keyboard shortcuts are different on Linux and Windows
(Reporter)

Comment 2

9 years ago
Anyone have an update on this one?
(Assignee)

Comment 3

9 years ago
I'll take this.
Assignee: nobody → mkmelin+mozilla
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Hardware: PC → All
(Assignee)

Comment 4

9 years ago
Created attachment 335171 [details] [diff] [review]
proposed fix

For thunderbird, just need to revert bug 239483.
SeaMonkey seem to have a different approach, through bug 250005.

Since it was only a workaround in the first place and GTK2.9-> has changed to only reserve ctrl-shift-u (according to bug 311756 comment 35), we can now just switch to use the same shortcut on all platforms.
Attachment #335171 - Flags: superreview?(neil)
Attachment #335171 - Flags: review?(philringnalda)
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Summary: mark all read Keyboard shortcuts are different on Linux and Windows → mark all read Keyboard shortcuts are different on Linux and Windows even though they don't need to anymore

Comment 5

9 years ago
Comment on attachment 335171 [details] [diff] [review]
proposed fix

Thanks for fixing help too!
Attachment #335171 - Flags: superreview?(neil) → superreview+
Attachment #335171 - Flags: review?(philringnalda) → review+
(Assignee)

Comment 6

9 years ago
changeset:   208:c05edc316cd8
http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/index.cgi/rev/c05edc316cd8

->FIXED
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3.0b1
(Reporter)

Comment 7

9 years ago
Magnus, I'm so sorry to do this to you, but I just switched to the Mac and realized that the keyboard shortcuts for the Mac are still the three-character chord (shift-command-c) rather than just command-c.  Is it possible (and "correct" on the Mac) to make this change also?
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
(Assignee)

Comment 8

9 years ago
Er, the fix was to remove the linux specific shift-c since it was added just of technical necessity. Now all three platforms use the Ctrl+Shift+C (or Cmd+Shift+C) combo.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Reporter)

Comment 9

9 years ago
Well, consistency is good.  I don't really care all that much.  Go ahead and close it out and work on something more important. ;-)

Comment 10

9 years ago
It's good to read that this is fixed in Seamonkey2, I never understood why this had to do, I never had problems with the Ctrl-Shift-C in first place, I even patched Seamonkey back to use the right key combination, the development team should have been pushing more on the gtk2/gnome2 bunch to fix the problem as it was where it was or done something I hade liked even more switched to QT instead, sad that the trolltech guy's didn't continue to do their work, it's always nicer when application matches the desktop environment, just don't like when buttons on popup windows are wrongly placed.
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