Stream: zulip

Topic: Escaping the Escape


view this post on Zulip DPC (Apr 07 2020 at 12:06):

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:

view this post on Zulip XAMPPRocky (Apr 07 2020 at 12:12):

@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.

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (Apr 07 2020 at 17:01):

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

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (Apr 07 2020 at 17:01):

could consider filing a bug

view this post on Zulip RalfJ (Apr 08 2020 at 18:30):

yeah, same here

view this post on Zulip RalfJ (Apr 08 2020 at 18:30):

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

view this post on Zulip Cyphase (Jun 17 2020 at 01:46):

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

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (Jun 17 2020 at 14:24):

That is true, but the problem is more when the compose box is not open

view this post on Zulip Santiago Pastorino (Jun 17 2020 at 14:39):

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 :)

view this post on Zulip Santiago Pastorino (Jun 17 2020 at 14:40):

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

view this post on Zulip Santiago Pastorino (Jun 17 2020 at 14:42):

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

view this post on Zulip Santiago Pastorino (Jun 17 2020 at 14:43):

in particular I don't like when I end marking things as read that I didn't want to

view this post on Zulip RalfJ (Jun 20 2020 at 10:14):

@Cyphase I often accidentally hit it twice, because hitting it once didnt have the desired effect or had large latency (I think)


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