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:
@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.
I do agree though that this keyboard shortcut is a common source of me winding up lost
could consider filing a bug
yeah, same here
and then the msg it jumped to is marked as read so there is also a risk that this makes you lose a message
If the compose box is open, hitting
Esc once should just close it, not take you to "All messages".
Also, you can go Back in your browser to go to where you were.
@DPC @nikomatsakis @RalfJ
That is true, but the problem is more when the compose box is not open
it seems like I've been putting less attention to you guys but it has happened to me that I start typing and I realize the box was closed or something and horrible things happen :)
I guess a nice feature could be Zulip detecting that you're typing as you had the box open but you don't have it and maybe alerting, maybe just typing that text wherever you're or something
for instance if I type,
hello, that's clearly not a set of shortcuts I'm using, I'm not saying that Zulip needs to parse and give things a meaning, just the fact that
h is not a shortcut,
e is but
l and another
l is neither a shortcut, that could be used as a clue for realizing about this
in particular I don't like when I end marking things as read that I didn't want to
@Cyphase I often accidentally hit it twice, because hitting it once didnt have the desired effect or had large latency (I think)
Last updated: Oct 11 2021 at 22:34 UTC