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Bug 723135 - Ctrl-K shortcut is not discoverable
Ctrl-K shortcut is not discoverable
Product: devhelp
Classification: Applications
Component: General
Other Linux
: Normal minor
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Assigned To: devhelp-maint
Depends on: 757877
Reported: 2014-01-27 22:44 UTC by Michal Sojka
Modified: 2016-01-27 10:31 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Michal Sojka 2014-01-27 22:44:57 UTC
In order to find how to focus search box via keyboard I had to search through
the sources. It would be nice if the empty search box shows shows some grayed help text such as "Search (focus with Ctrl-K)".

Comment 1 Aleksander Morgado 2014-01-28 08:53:16 UTC
I agree that it is not easily discoverable; unless you actually are used to search entries in e.g. the Firefox or Chrome toolbars. The same Ctrl+K is used to focus the e.g. "Search using Google" entry. We also added Ctrl+S to do exactly the same, as some users were used to that keybinding in previous Devhelp versions.

The correct way to document the Ctrl+K behaviour is actually a help manual, which we don't have.

Adding the hint within the same Search box is an option, but I'm not sure I personally like it. I'll add anyway the ui-review tag to see what designers have to say, as this is not something that Devhelp should end up doing alone.
Comment 2 Sébastien Wilmet 2015-11-13 11:01:03 UTC
It can be fixed as part of bug #757877.
Comment 3 Frederic Peters 2016-01-27 10:31:59 UTC
Ctrl-K is now mentioned in the shortcuts window.