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#34636 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl + Alt + a not working on a Mac

Reported by: ifingers Owned by: azaozz
Milestone: 4.4 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.3.1
Component: Editor Keywords:
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The Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl + Alt + a is not working on a Mac.

According to the codex https://codex.wordpress.org/Keyboard_Shortcuts and the built in Help screen, 'Ctrl + Alt + a' should insert/edit a link.

Instead, it removes any selected text. The 'old' keyboard shortcut (Shift + Alt + a) does work.

I have tried this on OS X El Capitan (10.11) and OS X Yosemite using Safari and Firefox browsers.

Change History (7)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by ifingers. View the logs.

5 years ago

#2 @kraftbj
5 years ago

Touched base with @ifingers via Slack. My first look appears that the shortcut ctrl+alt+a isn't defined in wordpress/plugins.js, but deferring to ifingers for a first patch attempt and testing.

Last edited 5 years ago by kraftbj (previous) (diff)

#3 @azaozz
5 years ago

These shortcuts are defined in the wplink plugin: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/tags/4.3.1/src/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wplink/plugin.js#L57. Need updating similarly to the update for the shortcuts in the wordpress plugin.

Last edited 5 years ago by azaozz (previous) (diff)

#4 @azaozz
5 years ago

  • Owner set to azaozz
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 35589:

TinyMCE: update the keyboard shortcuts for the link dialog in the wplink plugin. Fixes Ctrl + Alt + A on MacOS.

Fixes #34636.

#5 @azaozz
5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.4

#6 @ifingers
5 years ago

Well done @azaozz. And many thanks to @kraftbj for suggesting a fix to encourage a first patch attempt. I will need to work faster next time. ;) The WordPress community rocks. :)

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5 years ago

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