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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#2973 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Don't focus title field when editing page

Reported by: robmiller Owned by: robmiller
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.1
Component: Administration Keywords: 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:


When writing a new page, it is almost certain that you'll want to type the title first, hence WordPress focusing the title field. However, when editing a page it is almost certain that you'll want to edit the content first, which means that focusing the title field in this case is annoying and unnecessary.

Combined with the fact that the preview pane tends to take a second or two to load, this can often result in one starting to type in the content area and then focus being stolen by the title field - particularly annoying if one hits enter just as the focus is stolen, which ends up submitting the form.

This patch makes it so that the title field is only focused when writing a new page.

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Change History (4)

12 years ago

#1 @matt
11 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.1 to 2.2

#2 @johnbillion
11 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

#3 @foolswisdom
11 years ago

  • Milestone 2.2 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as wontfix for now.

This was discussed during the bug hunt the the other day, and a few people expressed that consistent behavior is more important than a short cut. I agree with them. I have not thought of any applications that behave the way this ticket suggests fixing the issue.

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