Stream: zulip

Topic: Escaping the Escape


DPC (Apr 07 2020 at 12:06, on Zulip):

Normally on every chat client, when I start typing something but don't want to, I erase the text and then hit escape to lose focus from the textbox. Sadly, on zulip if you are on a certain thread, hitting escape will send you back to the "all messages" view which shows you the latest message from different streams, which means finding the same topic again is a hassle. I wonder if there's a way to change it or if zulip changed their behaviour. Thanks :slight_smile:

XAMPPRocky (Apr 07 2020 at 12:12, on Zulip):

@DPC If you wrote something and then escaped, your message is stored in "Drafts" (button on the bottom left), if you click on your message there it will bring back to that context.

nikomatsakis (Apr 07 2020 at 17:01, on Zulip):

I do agree though that this keyboard shortcut is a common source of me winding up lost

nikomatsakis (Apr 07 2020 at 17:01, on Zulip):

could consider filing a bug

RalfJ (Apr 08 2020 at 18:30, on Zulip):

yeah, same here

RalfJ (Apr 08 2020 at 18:30, on Zulip):

and then the msg it jumped to is marked as read so there is also a risk that this makes you lose a message

Last update: Jun 05 2020 at 22:45UTC