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Opened 19 years ago

Closed 18 years ago

#1105 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Link category selection from keyboard

Reported by: kim's profile kim Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: trivial Version: 1.5
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


When adding a link (wp-admin/link-add.php) the list of categories is sorted by ID and has the ID prepended to the category name. To select a category using the keyboard, one would need to remember the numeric ID of the category.

I think usability would increase if the list was sorted by category name, so that the category can be selected by typing the first letter of the category (repeating the keypress will cycle down entries beginning with the same letter).

Attached patch implements this change.

Attachments (2)

link-add.diff (890 bytes) - added by kim 19 years ago.
link-categories.diff (1.9 KB) - added by kim 19 years ago.

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Change History (4)

#1 @kim
19 years ago

  • Patch set to No

#2 @kim
19 years ago

To provide a more uniform UI to match with the suggested change, I modified the list of link categories (wp-admin/link-categories.php) to also sort by category name rather than ID by default. However, at times it can be useful to be able to locate a category easily by its ID number, so I also added sort order selection through links in the table heading cells (by ID and by name).

Second attached patch implements this.

19 years ago

#3 @mdawaffe
18 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Great idea. Invalid now, though with new interface.

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