Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#2381 closed enhancement (wontfix)

[patch] Add accesskeys to admin-site forms

Reported by: umbrae@… Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.admin Version:
Severity: minor Keywords: None
Cc: None Triage Stage: Design decision needed
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:

Description

Would be nice if in the admin interface there were accesskey's for the various save buttons and such. So that people could use 'alt-s' instead of clicking save every time. Not a huge deal, but would be a minor improvement that can really help when people are doing massive data entry.

Attachments (2)

accesskey.diff (2.7 KB) - added by mattrixbox-bugreport@… 10 years ago.
Add a few accesskeys to the admin
accesskey.2.diff (2.7 KB) - added by mattrixbox-bugreport@… 10 years ago.
Internationalize colon - I forgot that some languages use it differently

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Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Adrian Holovaty

Summary: AccessKey's for Efficiency in the AdminAdd accesskeys to admin-site forms

Changed 10 years ago by mattrixbox-bugreport@…

Attachment: accesskey.diff added

Add a few accesskeys to the admin

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

Summary: Add accesskeys to admin-site forms[patch] Add accesskeys to admin-site forms

Changed 10 years ago by mattrixbox-bugreport@…

Attachment: accesskey.2.diff added

Internationalize colon - I forgot that some languages use it differently

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by James Bennett

I'm not sure about this; accesskeys are a good idea in theory, but in actual practice they leave a lot to be desired. The attached patch, for example, includes an access key (the 'a' binding for 'save and add another') which conflicts with keyboard shortcuts in one browser (IE) and two screen readers (JAWS and IBM Home Page Reader).

A good chart of which keys are bound to built-in functions in which user agents is here: http://www.wats.ca/show.php?contentid=43

WATS, which produced that chart and which is a good resource on accessibility issues, also has an article which points out problems with accesskeys: http://www.wats.ca/show.php?contentid=32

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Adrian Holovaty

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Marking as a wontfix for the reasons pointed out by ubernostrum.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by ariddell <allen.riddell@…>

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

Adrian - I'm convinced the concerns about accesskeys have changed since 8/31/2006. For example, they don't interfere with firefox now. One has to hold shift+alt+"accesskey" in order to use accesskey functionality. This conflict with internal browser functionality was the only concern raised in the link ubernostrum posted on 8/24/06 (http://www.wats.ca/show.php?contentid=43).

Given the ready availability of accesskeys in wikipedia, google apps -- I think they're here to stay. This is an solid patch. I've tested it on my local install. Cheers!

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by Chris Beaven

Triage Stage: UnreviewedDesign decision needed

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by Mamadshah

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comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by Russell Keith-Magee

Component: UncategorizedAdmin interface
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comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by Rob Hudson <treborhudson@…>

I had this same thought about keyboard shortcuts for the Admin and did a search before filing a new ticket. I'd like to see this as a lot of our users are doing data entry and this would help greatly. (That said, now that I have the patch file I can easily patch our install.)

I also agree that access keys should be up to the browser to handle better.

What about a:

class Admin:
enable_access_keys = True

setting?

comment:10 Changed 9 years ago by Jacob

Resolution: wontfix
Status: reopenedclosed

This has already been wontfixed by Adrian.

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