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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5598 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Ctrl+S autosave for new posts

Reported by: fitztrev Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.7
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

I've grown accustomed to the Ctrl+S saving feature in Gmail and Google Docs and propose it as a feature available in the New Post page.

Once "Control + S" is hit on the keyboard, it can call the current autosave function.

jQuery Plugins:

http://rikrikrik.com/jquery/shortkeys/

http://code.google.com/p/js-hotkeys/

Normal Javascript:

http://www.openjs.com/scripts/events/keyboard_shortcuts/

Change History (11)

#1 @DD32
11 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration
  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Version set to 2.7

Extending the hotkeys for comment moderation to other areas of the WordPress admin would certainly be nice.. Control + S seems nice for autosave too.

#2 @Denis-de-Bernardy
10 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added
  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

isn't this done in 2.8?

#3 @Elpie
10 years ago

  • Cc Elpie added

If it was done, it doesn't work ;)

It's a really bad idea. Ctrl +S is a common browser keyboard shortcut. In Opera, Firefox and others Ctrl +S triggers a "Save page as" dialog for saving a web page locally. Overriding browser behaviour can lead to undesired results and can have a huge impact on accessibility. (Screen readers such as JAWS also use Ctrl +S for saving local copies of pages). For this reason, many people find the Gmail hotkey unusable and confusing (it also doesn't work in all browsers - just another thing to consider!)

Hotkeys in WordPress would be very useful, but they need to be hotkeys that are not already in use by browsers and assistive devices.

#4 @Denis-de-Bernardy
10 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed

#5 @dd32
10 years ago

Control + Shift + S is my vote.. (Mearly for the fact that it means "Send" in Opera email... :))

AFAIK, Only the comment moderation got the hotkeys? I'm not sure..

#6 @bi0xid
10 years ago

+1

Only comment moderation? Nopes, they work in posts (Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I...) and will be very good to save drafts.

BTW, why not Ctrl+Shift+P (publish in Coda) for publish?

#7 follow-up: @dd32
10 years ago

Nopes, they work in posts (Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I...) and will be very good to save drafts.

Thats different.. And is a TinyMCE function, not something WordPress has implemented.

#8 in reply to: ↑ 7 @bi0xid
10 years ago

Replying to dd32:

Nopes, they work in posts (Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I...) and will be very good to save drafts.

Thats different.. And is a TinyMCE function, not something WordPress has implemented.

Ups...

Anyway, Ctrl+Shift+S & Ctrl+Shift+P are my votes.

#9 @johnbillion
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed
  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Ctrl+S has been introduced at some point

#10 @nacin
9 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

#11 @nacin
9 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from reopened to closed
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