if no shortcut with shift is found, look for the same shortcut without shift

VERIFIED WONTFIX

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Core
Keyboard: Navigation
P2
normal
VERIFIED WONTFIX
17 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jesse Ruderman, Assigned: Alec Flett)

Tracking

({helpwanted})

Trunk
Future
x86
Windows 98
helpwanted
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(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
Jag tells me that to make Ctrl++ work on Windows (increase font size), he would 
have to define Ctrl+Shift++ (for + above =) and Ctrl++ (for the numeric 
keypad).  Currently only Ctrl+= works.

Also, in composer, Ctrl+B doesn't work if Shift is held down.  It works fine in 
wordpad and most other Windows apps that define Ctrl+B but don't define 
Ctrl+Shift+B.

If Mozilla gets a keyboard shortcut with shift in it but doesn't see a binding 
for it, it should try the same shortcut without shift.  This would partially 
solve the problem of Ctrl+(puntuation) being hard to internationalize and would 
make Mozilla's behavior closer to that of other Windows apps.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

17 years ago
futuring... anyone feel free to take this
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Keywords: helpwanted
(Reporter)

Comment 2

17 years ago
A more general solution is bug 70630, "reduce keybindings by allowing modifiers 
to be ignored".

Comment 3

17 years ago
This bug seems bogus to me; we should definitely *NOT* ignore a keybinding 
modifier in all situations (such as shift).

Control-B *should* be distinguishable from Control-Shift-B.  WordPad sounds 
broken to me.

The problem of Control-+ vs Control-= on Windows sounds like a platform problem.

As for bug #70630, that might be a solution (when implemented) for the +/= issue 
on Windows but it isn't meant to reduce the number of keybindings available.

AlecF--I hope you don't mind, I'm resolving this as WONTFIX.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
v
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
(Reporter)

Comment 5

16 years ago
See also bug 139106, "Cannot switch tabs with CTRL or ALT or SHIFT pressed".
(Assignee)

Comment 6

16 years ago
no, that's not the same - from an implementation point of view, modifiers +
mouse is different than modifiers + keybindings - disregard that last comment.
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