Thunderbird replaces system hotkeys

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Thunderbird
General
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minor
RESOLVED WONTFIX
10 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Pierre Rudloff, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [wontfix?])

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; fr; rv:1.8.1.14) Gecko/20080512 Camino/1.6.1 (MultiLang) (like Firefox/2.0.0.14)
Build Identifier: version 2.0.0.14 (20080421)

When using hotkeys defined in Mac OS system preferences that are also used in Thunderbird (e.g. ⌘⇧&), it uses the Thunderbird's one which can be confusing.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Define a hotkey in the system preferences that is also used in Thunderbird
2.Use this hotkey in Thunderbird
Actual Results:  
Thunderbird's hotkey is used

Expected Results:  
The system hotkey should be used instead

Comment 1

10 years ago
It seems to me like the current behavior is the right way to go -- allow the local program to override the system's keystrokes.  I rely on that sort of thing pretty often in other programs.

In any case, I'm not sure that this could be implemented by Thunderbird even if we wanted to, short of having Thunderbird check the system's mappings to see if a given keystroke has been implemented.

So, I think this should be a 'wontfix' or 'invalid', but I'll mark it as 'closeme' to get a second opinion first.
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-08-21

Comment 2

10 years ago
queue to Bryan
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-08-21 → [wontfix?]
Agree on wontfix. I expect my Mac programs to override system keystrokes as well.
This is the default OS behavior and isn't a Thunderbird bug.  I can imagine the behavior desired in comment 0 would have some real benefits, but isn't a behavior we are going to take on.  

Thanks for bringing this up!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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