Last modified: 2006-08-08 04:55:02 UTC

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Bug 6945 - Pending Modifications Destroyed When I Press Alt-E.
Pending Modifications Destroyed When I Press Alt-E.
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 477
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: High minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-08-08 04:45 UTC by Joel Luellwitz
Modified: 2006-08-08 04:55 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Joel Luellwitz 2006-08-08 04:45:11 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
intended action.

Please modify this behavior so I do not keep loosing data.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-08-08 04:55:02 UTC

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

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