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While destroying a throw-away account used by a spammer on Ask Different, I noticed that the keyboard shortcuts are almost working:

M -> M -> 4 brings you to the following menu. According to the hints, I should now be able to press A to select the first radio button, but instead it focuses on the text area meant for additional information.

I couldn't find other input dialogs with a text area on the same level as radio buttons, but that's probably something the keyboard shortcut generator cannot deal with.

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  • You can hit tab to move focus away from the textarea then the "A/B" will work, I'm not sure there's another way around it other than not auto-focusing the textarea (which would be best IMO, not sure how often that textarea is used though) – Cai Jul 26 '17 at 8:50
  • I destroy spam accounts all the time. I usually just M -> M -> 4 -> Tab -> A. – Oded Jul 26 '17 at 9:04
  • Thanks Cai and Oded, Tab works for me. I still think the text area shouldn't be auto-focused, as I doubt it's the most common option. That makes this question halfway between a [bug] and a [feature-request]. – Glorfindel Jul 26 '17 at 9:14
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    Somehow this reminds me of IDDQD... – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jul 26 '17 at 10:53
  • @Oded FYI, with this userscript I can do it in two clicks. As a precaution, it activates only if the user has 1-4 deleted posts and no non-deleted posts. Now I'm off to metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com/spammers/site?site=44 – Glorfindel Jul 26 '17 at 19:21
  • Tested and confirmed it works. Though... if its due to a redesign of the page... – Journeyman Geek Jan 5 at 10:39
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This has been fixed with the roll-out of the new mod-menu design; it now works as expected. Thank you Brian!

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    So the headline Cat on keyboard destroys SE community can become reality? – rene Dec 26 '19 at 8:15
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    The cat may destroy the community, but it can never destroy Community... – Glorfindel Dec 26 '19 at 8:18

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