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Disable Firefox's Command-Arrows page jump shortcuts
Authored by: palahala on Jan 23, '09 01:11:09PM
Ok, you may have a point here: if these shortcuts work for all programs then learning them might be a good idea. But the text input that I am using right now to write this very comment, does not recognize Ctrl-O, Ctrl-T and Ctrl-Y -- not too important to me, but: why? Furthermore, I simply feel that Command-Arrow should behave the same in each program.

Those who're following the labels on small keyboards might use Fn-Arrow rather than Command-Arrow to get Home, End, Page Up and Page Down. However, those will soon find that programs behave differently for Fn-Arrow. For example: TextEdit seems to ignore Fn-Left (while Command-Left goes to the start of the current line), and Fn-Up scrolls without moving the caret (while Command-Up moves the cursor to the start of the document). Some programs handle Fn-Up as "start of document", while others make the cursor move the start of the line. While still using NeoOffice, I have often swapped two lines by hitting Command-Arrow or Fn-Arrow... So yes, I should have learned the Ctrl shortcuts ;-)

In my experience, Cmd-Arrow behaves the same in many programs I use today. If not, then it's never too destructive -- apart from loosing text in Firefox.

As for robg's remark: when using the example at http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/ then one might indeed not really lose any text when, after accidentally moving away from the editor using Command-Left, one goes back to the editor (using Command-Right). However, many of those editors are populated using JavaScript. Using, for example, rich text editors in the TYPO3 CMS I have lost my changes many times, as moving back to the editor simply loaded the existing content from the database.


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