Can a Ctrl toggle button go on the browser's vkbd ?

asked 2015-01-09 15:20:33 +0300

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updated 2016-08-17 16:38:29 +0300

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tldr; Give us a key with Ctrl.

The Ctrl key enables access to many features unavailable in the native browser due to its absence. It is present in the Terminal GUI. In the browser virtual keyboard it can fit on the predictive text options line, on the right for LTR languages and on the left for RTL languages, on the alpha-, numeric symbol (1/2) and currency symbol (2/2) displays.

A way to display to screen keyboard at any time could be part of the GUI changes.

Adding this to the GUI and its related functionality could lead resolve other GUI interaction blocks and bug reports. It at worst allows incremental resolution of issues.

Having no ctrl key prevents Jolla users' access to some websites' Javascript functionality:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/KeyboardEvent.ctrlKey

Please upvote this issue, or add use-cases below with the key combination and then the desired or expected result.

Combination: Result, ctrl+a: select all (in caret context if applicable), ctrl+c: copy selection, ctrl+x: cut (if editable), ctrl+v: paste, ctrl+d: clear current line, ctrl+f: find string, ctrl+r: select by regular expression, ctrl+i: insert text from text file, ctrl+k: show/hide JavaScript console, ctrl+|: show/hide caret position, ctrl+...

There's more than one way to skin a caret.

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you are listing exactly the "not needed" combinations, needed combinations on website editors are ctrl+i or ctrl+b and such stuff - cut, copy and paste is part of the keyboard already (select all is missing I guess)

chemist ( 2015-01-09 18:40:00 +0300 )edit

@chemist, can you please teach this clueless user how to select and copy things from the browser? Or even from the browser's edit box? Thank you.

pichlo ( 2015-01-10 15:39:42 +0300 )edit
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To copy things from the URL bar you need to select it twice (first tap selects the entire string but doesn't copy it). Copying things from pages in the browser is currently only possible with patches by coderus, specifically this one: https://openrepos.net/content/coderus/patch-sailfish-browser-text-selection-patch

Of course official support for text selection on pages is still needed, but I don't think a CTRL key on the keyboard will really solve anything.

nthn ( 2015-01-10 19:23:05 +0300 )edit

@pichlo what nthn said! and +1 to doubting that a ctrl key will solve any of this - as you do not see a kbd if you are outside of an editable-box.

chemist ( 2015-01-11 23:41:43 +0300 )edit

@chemist I edited the original question to mention the need to be able toggle the onscreen keyboard display if a caret interface gets support in the native browser.

rdmo ( 2015-01-12 00:04:24 +0300 )edit