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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#34911 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Improving WYSIWYG Accessibility with tab key

Reported by: justingreerbbi Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.4
Component: Editor Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: accessibility, javascript Cc:
PR Number:

Description

Refer to forum post at https://wordpress.org/support/topic/allow-for-tab-key-to-select-visual-tab-or-html-tab-under-wp-adminpostphppost.

The idea would be to press and hold tab key while working in the editor to switch between visual and HTML type editor.

Change History (4)

#1 @afercia
4 years ago

Reading the forum post, I'm not sure I fully understand the issue.

There is no way to Select Visual or HTML using the tab key.

Actually, there is: move focus to the "Visual" or "Text" buttons and press Enter

This is really annoying because the WordPress Visual box changes consistently making me have to move my mouse position to different coordinates wasting time.

Maybe you mean you would like the caret position to be in a consistent place (i.e. where you placed it) when switching editors? I think it's a bit hard to implement this but there are people who can answer far better than me. cc @azaozz @iseulde

Is there any way that I can just hold tab to select Visual or HTML?

I'm afraid there isn't, since the Tab key is needed to navigate through elements.

#2 follow-up: @visualtabwantsandneeds
4 years ago

Actually, there is: move focus to the "Visual" or "Text" buttons and press Enter

Can you explain this better. I don't follow.

Thanks.

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @afercia
4 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Replying to visualtabwantsandneeds:

Actually, there is: move focus to the "Visual" or "Text" buttons and press Enter

Can you explain this better. I don't follow.

Just use the Tab key to navigate through the focusable elements and once you're on the "Visual" or "Text" buttons press Enter and the editor switches. If you're a Mac user, you might want to check your System Preferences and allow the Tab key to focus all the focusable elements.

#4 @afercia
4 years ago

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

Going to close this, please do feel free to reopen if if you think it is still relevant.

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