Open Bug 633811 Opened 9 years ago Updated 2 years ago

TB's Help > About window/dialogue should close with Ctrl+W keyboard shortcut

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Mail Window Front End, defect, minor)

x86_64
Linux
defect
Not set
minor

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: bj, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0b12pre) Gecko/20110212 Firefox/4.0b12pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.14) Gecko/20110124 Thunderbird/3.1.8 ThunderBrowse/3.3.4

The Help About window should close in response to a control-W from the keyboard.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Help/About...
2.Control-W
Actual Results:  
Help window stays open.

Expected Results:  
Help window closes.
generally speaking dialogs of this sort don't handle shortcuts. Like most of the menu items on Tools.  (activity manager and error console seem to be exceptions)

Also, Thunderbird tends to follow core (Firefox) behavior for things like Help>About.  Are you also requesting this for firefox?
Severity: normal → minor
Component: General → Mail Window Front End
QA Contact: general → front-end
(In reply to comment #1)
> Also, Thunderbird tends to follow core (Firefox) behavior for things like
> Help>About.  Are you also requesting this for firefox?

Yes, bug 633812.

> generally speaking dialogs of this sort don't handle shortcuts. Like most of
> the menu items on Tools.  (activity manager and error console seem to be
> exceptions)

As I commented in the Firefox bug, I don't appreciate the difference between dialog boxes and windows -- the About thing looks like a window to me.
(In reply to comment #2)
> As I commented in the Firefox bug, I don't appreciate the difference between
> dialog boxes and windows -- the About thing looks like a window to me.

I'm not the person to do that.
however, I can point out thunderbird does not (yet anyway) have firefox's "new" about layout
See Also: → 633812
Obviously, we cannot expect users to tell apart fancy dialogues (like Help > About) from fancy windows. Moreover, there's ux-consistency problem because Alt+F4 works to close About dialogue, suggesting that it is a window. So I don't see a reason against having Ctrl+W as an alternative shortcut to make the behaviour consistent with other types of TB windows.

If there are no duplicates, this should be confirmed.
Summary: Thunderbird Help About window should close with keyboard shortcut control-w → TB's Help > About window/dialogue should close with Ctrl+W keyboard shortcut
See Also: → 1284490
Actually cmd+W is to close this dialog is implemented for Mac.
But Esc should work on all platforms.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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