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Questions tagged [keyboard]

Use for questions about the use of the keyboard with features of the Stack Exchange sites. Include the device used when reporting bugs.

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'Enter' is instantly submitting questions and answers on Android

How are you supposed to to start a new paragraph or line break on here using a basic keyboard? Or maybe I should ask "What's the preferred method?", as using the normal button (Enter) will post a ...
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Pressing “tab” in log-in form switches to “Forgot password?”

The login form used to have an intuitive behaviour up to a few days ago: pressing the tab key would switch from the email field to the password field, just like pretty much any such login form under ...
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Unable to post comment via external keyboard on mobile devices

Generally I can post a comment by pressing Enter key on my PC keyboard right after typing it. But when I use external bluetooth keyboard on my iPad, I can’t do this, pressing the Enter key just ...
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Arrow keys stop scrolling after editing a post

I tend to use the keyboard extensively, including using the arrow keys and PgUp and PgDn keys to scroll through pages on the site. I recently got a new computer and am experiencing a minor, but ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working with a Bluetooth keyboard on the iOS app

When using a Bluetooth keyboard to edit posts on the iOS app, some formatting shortcuts are working as expected (for example, if I type i from the Bluetooth keyboard, it will change to ‘emphasized ...
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Chat input is not visible while using some third-party keyboards on iOS [duplicate]

The first screenshot is using the default keyboard. You can see the input fixed to the top of the keyboard. I'm using Gboard in the second screenshot. No matter how far I scroll, I can't see my input....
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Can't see what I type in the new mobile chat [duplicate]

I just can't scroll to the bottom to see what I type in when I open the keyboard. App Version: 1.4.2.2 Device: iPad 2 (GSM) OS Version: Version 9.3.2 (Build 13F69)
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Editing toolbar items and vote buttons should be keyboard navigable

I am a blind user of the computer, registered on Stack Exchange few days ago. I am able to use most of the site without many problems. But there are things that need improvement. An example is the ...
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Selecting and backspacing a tag just merges its text with that of the tag before it

This is something I found across all S.E. communities. Whenever I add a tag, and if I find out that the tag doesn't exist on the community yet, deleting this tag is a bit annoying. See in the ...
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Can't use up arrow if the last message is deleted

There is a weird bug in chat. Try this: Post a message, M1. Post another message, M2. Delete M2. Try hitting the up-arrow key. I'd expect still to be able to navigate to M1 to edit it, but it doesn'...
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Text/keyboard bug on Android app

I was trying to post a question on the Android app, but the keyboard kept "jumping" in my way. Also, I couldn't hit the spacebar because the keyboard kept jumping off the screen. Screenshot: I am ...
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Disable the default TAB key behavior in chat

Currently, TAB in chat has one purpose, name completion. You type @seTAB and it would complete to @SecondRikudo, awesome. But there's a problem, TAB's default behavior is to change focus to another ...
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On “Ask a question”, Ctrl+Enter in the Tags text input field should submit the question

When composing or editing a question, and you press Ctrl+Enter while the cursor is in the question body, it submits the question. That's great. Now why not make Ctrl+Enter submit this question ...
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Make the <kbd> tags display in the android app

When viewing a question/answer with kbd tags the graphic isn't displayed. (Note that the text within is). For an example (can you guess which one it is?) see here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/...
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Reply-to autocomplete is blocking Enter from submitting the comment [duplicate]

We can submit comments by pressing the Enter key. Great, I'm always using it and guess many others as well, rarely clicking the button. When we type @ followed by a letter (or when there's a ...
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Arrow keys not working while editing answers or comments

Using IE9 on Windows 7 when I type a comment or an answer that exceeds the available vertical size of the editing control (so there is a vertical scroll bar) the arrow keys stop working properly: the ...
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Where to ask a question related to keyboard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On which StackExchange site should I ask about buying items? Can I ask such question in Stack Overflow? I'm looking for a small ergonomic keyboard that is suitable to ...
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Which site is appropriate to ask for keyboard recommendations?

I would find it appropriate in both stackoverflow and superuser. However, I'm guessing others may find that a big no-no. So, which site is a good place to discuss this ? (For the curious, I want a ...
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When typing a custom rejection reason, the Enter key should submit the edit

When I am rejecting a suggested edit, I like to use the "custom" box to give more directed feedback to would-be editors. But there's a usability problem there that disrupts my workflow. After I've ...
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Override Cmd+S and Ctrl+S for post submission

I know it's probably a bit naughty, but it would be nice for Stack Exchange to prevent the default actions from occurring for Ctrl+S and Cmd+S on its sites. Instead of opening the browser's save ...
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Voting on comments should not require using mouse

I'm using Opera with only a keyboard, without the mouse. Opera includes support of Shift+ arrows to navigate over active elements (such as links,input fields,clickable images) on the page. Current ...
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Change 'TAB' keyboard press functionality when typing a question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Editor - Possible Improvements When copying and pasting code, I'm sure many have run into a problem dealing with indentation. When trying to indent a line (or lines of ...
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Backticks on comments [duplicate]

I googled around and i couldn't find any solution. I'd like to use the (`) in the comments but i don't really know what is the keyboard sequence to achieve it. I'm using an Italian/European keyboard. ...
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Comments are submitted when Enter key is pressed on a context menu item

I use Firefox. Firefox has a spell checker. I use keyboard Menu key, select the underlined incorrect word, press Enter to fix the misspelled word... my comment is submitted. So I am forced to use the ...
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Why can't I put keyboard focus on “Notify [my email] daily of any new answers”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pressing TAB after the “Tags” textbox on Ask Question page should jump to the checkbox underneath It's very important for me to use my computer's mouse as little as possible. ...
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PgDn not working in IE7 after clicking on a question due to some focus issue

I usually squizz through SO by opening the frontpage, then right-clicking on the questions I find interesting or want to help answering and open them in a new tab. When I open SO in IE7 and do as ...
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Pressing TAB after the “Tags” textbox on Ask Question page should jump to the checkbox underneath

I have prepared the following series of screenshots to show what I mean. I have highlighted the focused element to make it more obvious. The TAB key is expected to go to the logically “next” element; ...
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Alternative to backticks for keyboard without backticks?

I'm using an Italian keyboard so I do not have backticks. The problem for me is not when I'm writing a question, because I can use the UI of course, but when I'm writing a comment I have to use the ...
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Pressing enter when editing the title field of a question submits it with no confirmation

So I'm asking this question, written something in this box and tagged it, but I've had a thought I want to change the title. I do so, but hit enter in the process. ----resumed typing----- So I edit it ...
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Why can't I type characters { > ] into questions and answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Minor bug: Croatian keyboard layout’s ] combo (AltGr+G) results in Insert Image dialog WMD editor bug: German keyboard layout - “@” creates blockquote section ...
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Where can I purchase a keyboard waffle-maker like the one on the Meta 404 page?

Where can I find one of those cool keyboard waffle-makers like the one on the Meta 404 page? I'm interested in possibly getting one for myself.
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Option to click on the Add Comment link without a mouse

My mouse died today. When I wanted to add a comment with just the keyboard, I found that it was just not possible. lifeless screenshot http://easycaptures.com/fs/uploaded/229/3140652661.png Allow ...
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Formatting code in Stack Overflow and French keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem with the closing brace HI use a French keyboard, and I am having difficulties writing a } symbol in the edit window. When I type Alt++ (the French keyboard shortcut ...
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Problem with the closing brace

When I ask a question or post an answer in SO, if I want to write the } character, it behaves as if I click on the "Code sample" button (the one with 101010)... In others words, when I click on the } ...
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Reference for keyboard shortcuts in WMD editor?

Is there a reference what kind of keyboard shortcuts are available in the WMD editor control? I can't find anything on neither Stackoverflow itself (FAQ or editor help on right), nor on the WMD web ...
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WMD editor bug: German keyboard layout - “@” creates blockquote section

Looking at the WMD editor tooltips, I see that Ctrl+Q is supposed to create a blockquote: "Blockquote <blockquote> Ctrl+Q" In the German keyboard layout, the @ and Q share one key, you would ...
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Keyboard Glyphs

How are people showing keyboard "glyphs" on Super User? I looked at the Markdown help page and it didn't show anything regarding this. Here is an example. (question has been deleted since this was ...
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Keyboard shortcut overlay

I've just been trying to find a list of WMD editor keyboard shortcuts - and I can't see one. There's the formatting reference, but I can't see a keyboard shortcut list. Obviously this could be ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “code font link”?

This is related to the "quoted code" question, but is more to do with something I just remembered is a bit of a pain. Often, when I quote a method or class name, I'll link to the documentation, like ...