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Bug 8145 - Keyboard control-h mapped in unconventional and hence annoying way
Keyboard control-h mapped in unconventional and hence annoying way
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 477
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
Macintosh Mac OS X 10.0
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-12-04 07:42 UTC by morel=mz
Modified: 2006-12-04 07:42 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description morel=mz 2006-12-04 07:42:14 UTC
Control-h may conventionally be used for backspace+erase (because delete may 
be chosen as the kill character in some contexts.)  In my experience, wikipedia 
is unique in not following that conventional use of control-h in the web browser 
context; I can think of no other web browser context in which control-h and delete 
are not synonyms.  Example: An attempt to use control-h to backspace+erase a
typo in a 
wikipedia search term results in an abrupt jump to that page's History page -- Ouch!
Because other computer contexts used for research alongside wikipedia follow the 
convention, because control-h is closer to "home" position touch-typing, and because
it's usually "safer" than delete (since it's not mapped to kill), it's hard to
the convention, and therefore easy to be tripped up by wikipedia's not following it.
(Counter example: the form I'm now using follows the control-h convention.)
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-12-04 07:42:58 UTC

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

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