Closed Bug 95307 Opened 19 years ago Closed 16 years ago

Create keyboarding overlay for one-handed typists

Categories

(Core :: DOM: UI Events & Focus Handling, defect, P3)

defect

Tracking

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
Future

People

(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: aaronlev)

References

Details

spun off from bug 55759:

From Aaron Leventhal 2001-08-09 18:57:

If we do this eventually, I suggest we create a keyboard configuration file for
one-handed keyboard use in general. Such an overlay would make all the browser
features more convenient, by utilizing unmodified alphanumeric keys the way
Opera and Lynx do.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.3
moving from 0.9.3 -> 0.9.5 since 0.9.4 is out the door.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.3 → mozilla0.9.5
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.5 → Future
Whiteboard: [Aufbau-P5]
Whiteboard: [Aufbau-P5]
*** Bug 108972 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 141580 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 162360 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Why make this a separate overlay? Can't we just make the single-key shortcuts
part of the default keybinding?
Two reasons not to, that I can see:
1. auto type ahead find, in bug 30088 would conflict with it
2. shortcuts that leave the page would cause data loss when users thought they
were about to type into a form
I vote for NOT doing this, too. Most user-friendly desktops, such as Gnome, 
Windows, has already provided the "sticky keys" function that enable to perform 
multiple simultaneous keypress by pressing the keys in sequence. So that would 
no longer be a problem for the one-handed typists.
Install a mouse-gesture extension and then you can surf one handed.  
(In reply to comment #7)
> I vote for NOT doing this, too. Most user-friendly desktops, such as Gnome, 
> Windows, has already provided the "sticky keys" function that enable to perform 
> multiple simultaneous keypress by pressing the keys in sequence. So that would 
> no longer be a problem for the one-handed typists.

I agree.

If someone wants to come up with a convenient keystroke browsing extension,
that's fine. I suggest they start a project on mozdev.org to do it.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Component: Keyboard: Navigation → User events and focus handling
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