Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Editing/More keyboard shortcuts when editing -- for faster work

More keyboard shortcuts when editing -- for faster work

  • Problem: We could edit faster with more keyboard shortcuts. That's especially true for items that require multiple clicks to pull up in the VisualEditor, especially adding a Template or adding special characters or the References section on the bottom. For comparison, we can already add a citation with Ctrl+Shift+K
  • Proposed solution: More shortcuts like Ctrl+Shift+K for items in the VisualEditor or code editor menus. Stretch solution #1: make those shortcuts customizable (like this); Stretch solution #2: assign keyboard shortcuts for inserting specific special characters, e.g., „these open-close quotes“
  • Who would benefit: Frequent editors and new editors who are used to shortcuts in their other authoring tools (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and thus would decrease the risk of dropping off as Wikipedia editors
  • More comments: Not sure if the VisualEditor documentation is up to date: en:Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Keyboard_shortcuts
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Cryout (talk) 22:04, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

  • Keyboard shortcuts that don't conflict with the OS/browser, and that work on all keyboard layouts, are hard to come by. Searching for shortcuts may be helpful too: T66905 ESanders (WMF) (talk) 23:12, 25 January 2022 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support DonBarredora (talk) 00:40, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --𝑇𝑚𝑣 (𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑘) 01:23, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Lectrician1 (talk) 05:20, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ESanders (WMF) Can you give users the opportunity to choose what and on which buttons to put? --Флаттершай (talk) 06:59, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support More keyboard shortcuts --> more useful.Tranhaian130809 (talk) 11:34, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Aca (talk) 12:53, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Nyq (talk) 13:25, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support This is also an accessibility feature. E.g a missing shortcut for inserting the current date into date fields effectively prevents me from contributing more to Wikidata. Trilemma2 (talk) 14:10, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Thingofme (talk) 15:19, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Jmaxx37 (talk) 18:44, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 22:04, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support daSupremo   22:22, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Hanumandas (talk) 11:07, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Browk2512 (talk) 00:52, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Downloader2282 (talk) 11:53, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support WikiAviator (talk) 10:03, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Rotavdrag (talk) 11:14, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Prof.Flip (talk) 13:51, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Vega (talk) 18:28, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Alice Redhotroof (talk) 11:18, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support But not limited to the English Wikipedia. - Darwin Ahoy! 21:18, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support More shorcuts -> Faster and better editing. Indeed a very usefull idea. :) Thepuglover (talk) 11:12, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Exilexi (talk) 18:18, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 06:22, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support: if the issue is a lack of shortcuts that don't conflict with a user's device or browser, then making additional shortcuts customisable and opt-in would solve the problem. — Bilorv (talk) 11:05, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Many shortcuts conflict with user's device/browser. Customization [of all] would be beneficial — DaxServer (t · c) 12:02, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
    They're not too hard to customise (see source code of scripts listed at w:Wikipedia:Keyboard shortcuts#User scripts that modify keyboard shortcuts), but a more user-friendly interface would surely be beneficial. ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    19:57, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support paul2520 (talk) 23:21, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Annablazeprobable (talk) 00:40, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support}. I in particular miss one for inserting current-date DGG (talk) 20:14, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    19:57, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ján Kepler (talk) 18:46, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Nehaoua (talk) 16:09, 11 February 2022 (UTC)