Please give me back my Alt-Shift keyboard shortcuts

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  • #952171

    jpluimers
    Member

    Dear @wordpressdotcom,

    Don’t steal my Alt keyboard shortcuts and revert to Alt-Shift shortcuts.
    You are breaking all my browsers GUIs!

    For eons, Alt-Shift-d was “strike through”.
    Recently you changed this to Alt-d, disabling the browser’s existing Alt-d (which for most Windows browsers is to “put the focus to the address bar”).

    You violate the nr 1 UI rule: don’t mess with existing shortcuts.
    As a paying customer, I expect you to keep basic things like these working.
    So please revert them back ASAP.

    –jeroen

    The blog I need help with is wiert.me.

    #952255

    It’s not just the keyboard shortcuts.

    A couple of days ago they changed the HTML tab to a TEXT tab. Ever since then keyboard shortcuts have been all messed up as well as many of the what-had-been standard HTML formatting codes.

    As an example, previously I could click on a bullet and each time I hit Enter for a new line, I’d get a new bullet line. Not anymore. Now every line is under just one bullet until I unclick the bullet.

    Frustrating.

    Also, I think you need to edit something in your title and/or the first two lines of your post. You title wants your Al-Shift keyboard shortcuts back, but your first line says you want your Alt shortcuts back.

    #952256

    jpluimers
    Member

    Thanks. I know see why title and first lines are confusing (:

    WordPress.com now steals the Windows Alt shortcuts.
    I want back the WordPress.com Alt-Shift shortcuts.

    And not so nice to learn the HTML (now text) is messed up too. Thanks for warning me on that.

    #952364

    em3projekt
    Member

    wordpress wtf?!
    I use polish and I’m not able to use our special letters. I CAN’T WORK! :(

    #952384

    cauemf
    Member

    Cmon, i’m brazilian! I use a macbook and the shortcut for “ç” is the same for “align center” (alt+C). It’s really annoying, I can’t write anymore!

    #952385

    timethief
    Member

    I’m so sorry this is happening to you people. This thread is flagged for Staff attention and there’s no more that I can do for you.

    #952386

    jpluimers
    Member

    This so much sounds that WordPress is aimed at English users only.

    Knock knock. The world is 7 billion people, of which more than 6.5 live outside the USA, and only max 1.2 billion speak English.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language)

    That is a total mismatch with the WordPress jobs “born in Texas” motto: http://automattic.com/work-with-us/

    #952404

    toread
    Member

    Ok, is there any workaround other than copypasting from text editor?

    #952436

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Thanks, everyone, for reporting this issue. The technical change that caused this problem has been reverted back to the way it was previously, so this behavior should no longer be happening. If you’re still having any issues, please let us know.

    We apologize for the inconvenience!

    #952437

    toread
    Member

    thanks!

    #952438

    cauemf
    Member

    Thanks so much!

    #952439

    swiatnacho
    Member

    So anyway I still have this problem (just now I tried to write Polish letters and it changes only the toolbar: smaller/bigger). The problem seems to be in Firefox, not in G Chrome.

    #952440

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    swiatnacho – thanks for letting us know, I’ll inform the team and get back to you.

    #952441

    jenia
    Member

    @swiatnacho: could you please clarify which shortcuts you are using that create that effect? And which toolbar becomes smaller/bigger – the WordPress.com one, or another one?

    #952442

    jpluimers
    Member

    Great, thanks!

    Now please also fix the bug that deletes valid XML from posts.

    See for instance here: http://wiert.me/2012/02/23/wordpress-xml-sourcecode-help-needed-forum-posts-gets-deleted/

    That bug is way overdue.

    #952443

    swiatnacho
    Member

    Hello Jenia,
    Example: I use alt+z to have Polish “ż”. It worked before. Now, the toolbar when I write new text is smaller. I made a photo:

    To have special Polish letters we use:
    alt+ z, alt+ x, alt+c, alt + e, alt + s, alt + l, alt + o, alt +a, alt +n.
    (both small and big).
    I think, we can’t have another shortcuts for them.
    Tomek

    #952444

    swiatnacho
    Member
    #952445

    digitalmb2b
    Member

    The same issue here (FF 14.1).
    You basically cannot enter any text with polish programmer keyboard layout (Alt Gr + letter combination).

    #952446

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Thanks for the additional information. It’s possible that your Visual Editor is using a cached copy of the code – would you mind clearing your browser cache to make sure that’s not the culprit and let us nkow?

    #952448

    jenia
    Member

    @jpluimers: I replied to your original question about posting XML source code here. To avoid confusion between multiple thread topics, please post any further questions or feedback in that thread — thanks!

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