Last modified: 2005-06-17 02:20:49 UTC

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Bug 2430 - Control key shortcuts prevent use of Emacs-style editing in MacOS browsers
Control key shortcuts prevent use of Emacs-style editing in MacOS browsers
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 477
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
Macintosh Mac OS X 10.3
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-06-17 02:18 UTC by David H Dennis
Modified: 2005-06-17 02:20 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description David H Dennis 2005-06-17 02:18:43 UTC
A lifetime of using Emacs has caused the keyboard shortcuts to become tattooed on my fingers.

Fortunately, these shortcuts work beautifully in my web browsers, probably because the developers of MacOS X faced a 
similar situation.

So when I go to Wikipedia, and type Control-E to get to the end of the line, or Control-F to go forward a character, or 
any number of similar keys, I get Wikipedia functions that are fully duplicated on the screen.  I know it sounds minor or 
even funny, but it's truly infuriating to use something that works on every other web editing screen on the planet 
and have it come up and do previews or searches.

Could it be made possible to disable these shortcuts?
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-06-17 02:20:49 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 477 ***

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