[rfe] Advertise keyboard modifiers for left-clicking on context menus



18 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: Jesse Ruderman, Assigned: Matthew Paul Thomas)


Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: parity-opera)



18 years ago
Mozilla should show keyboard modifiers for clicking links (etc.) on context 
menus so that users can find out what the modifiers are.

Comment 1

18 years ago
I don't think so. The Windows UI guidelines say (and the Mac OS UI guidelines 
implicitly suggest) that keyboard shortcuts should not be advertised on context 
menus, to reduce clutter.

Comment 2

18 years ago
That's interesting, because right clicking a window title shows me Alt-F4. And 
Netscape Communicator's Messenger hints about others.

FWIW, the right click on a window title is equivalent to the system menu which 
is treated as a normal menu, ...

WRT Clutter, right click an editable listbox on w2k w/ unicode character sets 
Undo|Cut,Copy,Paste,Delete|Select All|
Right To left Reading Order
Show Unicode control characters
Insert Unicode control characters>
 LRM Left-to-right mark

Go to a common dialog or probably explorer, right click on whitespace
View>|Arrange Icons>,Line Up Icons,Refresh|Paste,Paste Shortcut,Undo Rename 

That's two. It seems ms is limiting the number of shortcuts per menu to one 
which is reasonable. It's the one menuitem for which I would *want* to know 
the shortcut.

Comment 3

18 years ago
I don't think commands like "Undo" and "Select All" need to have their 
shortcuts listed in context menus, because users can find those shortcuts using 
normal menus (at least when you're not in a dialog).  I just want click 
modifiers (like "Ctrl+click" for Open Link in New Window) listed.

Comment 4

18 years ago
Chaning the qa contact on these bugs to me. MPT will be moving to the 
owner of this component shortly. I would like to thank him for all his hard 
work as he moves roles in mozilla.org...Yada, Yada, Yada...
QA Contact: mpt → zach


18 years ago
Whiteboard: opera-parity

Comment 5

18 years ago
updating to new owner. sorry for the spam.
Assignee: hangas → mpt

Comment 6

17 years ago
See also bug 81563, advertise all keyboard shortcuts on context menus (not just 
click modifiers).

Comment 7

17 years ago
Ehm, where else (if not in context menu) can I find list of keyboard modifiers
for clicking links?

Comment 8

17 years ago
I don't think we should do this.  It's nonstandard, would be distracting (imo),
and would make the context menu needlessly wide.  We're soon going to have a
keyboard shortcuts help document, like IE has (afaict, that's the only way IE
exposes these shortcuts too).

timeless, I suspect alt+F4 is displayed in the titlebar "context menu" because
it just shows the menu displayed when you left click the app icon, which isn't
really a context menu in my opinion.

Marking wontfix.
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX


16 years ago
Component: User Interface Design → Browser-General

Comment 9

16 years ago
verifying based on discussion in similar bug 81563.

Comment 10

15 years ago
Fixing status whiteboard to be consistant with other parity-opera bugs for
easier searches. Sorry for the bugspam.
Whiteboard: opera-parity → parity-opera
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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