Last modified: 2006-08-08 04:55:02 UTC
This is really a feature request but I am marking this minor severity because I
frequently loose (new) data because of MediaWiki's default behavior.
I know this is not the most efficient keyboard shortcut but I have been using
Alt-E to access the edit menu to perform cut, copy and paste operations for the
last ten years. I use that key combination without even thinking about it.
However, only in MediaWiki does this keyboard combination destroy any
modifications I have made so far. I frequently loose serveral minutes worth of
edits when I press Alt-E.
To resolve this situation, I would like a preference to disable the Alt-e
shortcut to edit the current page. Other possible corrective actions could be
to disable this keyboard shortcut while the user is editing a page or MediaWiki
could prompt the user to make sure the keyboard conbination was really the
Please modify this behavior so I do not keep loosing data.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 477 ***