Double-click comment shortcut wipes out any already open comment edit box
|Reported by:||richards1052||Owned by:|
|Severity:||major||Keywords:||comment, shortcut, edit, double-click|
Currently, WP's comment editing function has a built in "shortcut" which allows the user to double click on any word in a comment on the comment edit page, which opens the comment edit box:
"A final secret shortcut is double-click. Just click twice on a comment in the Comments view to open up the editor."
The problem with this shortcut is that when a user has already opened the comment Reply box and has highlighted a word or phrase fr. a published comment in order to copy & paste the word/phrase into the open comment edit box, & accidentally double clicks the highlighted word/phrase, this causes the user to completely lose the comment he was editing/writing. I've wiped out countless comments in this fashion & it's very frustrating.
The way this shortcut SHOULD work imo is that it should be coded to check whether a comment edit box is already open & if one is it should not wipe out the exising open one. Or alternatively, there should be a provision for users to configure their comment feature to disable the double click shortcut.
Frankly, I can't believe this shortcut is used by many folks compared to the number who've faced the huge inconveniences caused by it.
Change History (5)
- Keywords reporter-feedback added; comment shortcut edit double-click removed
- Type changed from enhancement to defect (bug)
comment:3 richards1052 — 4 years ago
- Keywords comment shortcut edit double-click added; reporter-feedback removed
- Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement