From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:0.9) Gecko/20010505 BuildID: 2001050515 I've observed that in Windows, when you're exploring a directory, you can press CTRL+E to select all elements. I think it should be useful to give CTRL+E the same function, but now in textareas on a web page. I mean, if you are on a text area with some lines of text already written, why not pressing CTRL+E and seeing all the text selected? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Go on a textarea. Press CTRL+E. Actual Results: Composer appears. Expected Results: All text is selected.
Wasn't that CTRL+A to "mark all" (this works in Mozilla, too)? CTRL+E means "Edit this Message as New" in Mozilla.
Ctrl+E doesn't seem to do anything in Explorer that I can see. It's definitely Ctrl+A that's select all.
Marking INVALID as this is no bug: CTRL+A works fine and CTRL+E shouldn't do a "select all".
Ok guys, sorry for that. The thing is that I am using a Spanish version of Windows Operating System, and the key combination changes, instead of CTRL+A it is CTRL+E. I don't know why is CTRL+E because the word "all" in Spanish doesn't begin with an 'E'.
all: my first response was to mark invalid, so please don't be offended. reporter: I'm going to reopen and send to localization to ask that the spanish version consider using ctrl-e. In the future please try to report that you're using the spanish version of windows (even changing the User-Agent line in the bugreport from en-US to es-<something>) would help. fwiw, the english version of ie5.5 maps ctrl-e to toggle the search explorer bar. Localization has a few options including marking: worksforme (if ctrl-e already does this), wontfix (.), invalid (please supply a reason), fixed (.). I don't usually run w2k in a spanish mapping nor have i used navigator that way so i don't know anything about it. I tried switching input locals for ie5.5[explorer not browser] and ctrl-e/ctrl-a behaved the same as en-US, except that it took me a while to find : and / -- I had to use the onscreen keyboard to find :
Ok thanks for your comments. Now I have found out that on Windows 2000 (es-ES) happens the same as on Windows ME: CTRL+E selects all and CTRL+A appears not to have any functionality.
Don't know who owns Mozilla Spanish localization. Reassigned to Tao.
Changing status to New for now. Daniel, Michelle - can you re-assign this to the correct engineers (QA + Development) in case we can't get this fixed in the core build?
It's true. In windows Spanish edition CONTROL-E is "SELECT ALL". Now my opinion: I'm spanish and I think we don't need to make an IE clone. Some IE features are cool but we don't need to emulate all IE features. In spanish "SELECT ALL" is "SELECCIONAR TODO" and CONTROL-E is not the first letter of any spanish word. I think it's better to have the same shortcuts for the same options whenever browser language we use. So I vote to close this bug with DONTFIX
Vicente, perhaps you are right. I am not sure yet if this is worth for Spanish operating systems. I am Spanish also but I would not mark this bug as WONTFIX until we hear some additional opinions.
Can anyone with a Spanish Mozilla check if this problem is still reproducable?
(In reply to comment #13) > Can anyone with a Spanish Mozilla check if this problem is still reproducable? Yes, and we (es-ES l10n team) won't fix it. We decided back when we took l10n on Mozilla 1.0 that we would keep en-US keyboard shortcuts. In fact, it's just Microsoft who insists in adapting shortcuts, which drives us crazy, because most other localized software (for instance, Acrobat Reader or OpenOffice) use [Ctrl]+[O] to open a file and [Ctrl]+[A] to select all, whereas Microsoft products use [Ctrl]+[A] to open ("Abrir", in spanish) a file; that's why they can't use [Ctrl]+[A] to select all. This topic has been discused in netscape.public.mozilla.l10n newsgroup; it has even been proposed to remove commandkeys from l10n files, in order to ensure all localizations use the same keyboard shortcuts. More info here: http://groups.google.es/group/netscape.public.mozilla.l10n/browse_thread/thread/df3affe36bd789aa/6e9299729a4dd42d?q=group:netscape.public.mozilla.l10n+insubject:Question+insubject:about+insubject:localizing+insubject:global+insubject:accelerator+insubject:keys&rnum=1&hl=es#6e9299729a4dd42d
Thanks for your comment Ricardo. Resolving to WONTFIX.