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Keyboard shortcuts without any modifiers or at least one modifier such as the ’Shift’ key (Shift + t for adding an email as a Task) are inadvertently triggered when typing in the Search bar.

Two questions on this topic:
  1. What is the accel file entry (default) for jumping or getting in to the ’Search bar’ -AND- Can we configure a custom shortcut for jumping to the Search bar?
  2. While using Gmail style custom keyboard shortcuts (n - next email; p - previous email, etc.), typing in the Search bar keeps triggering the shortcuts! 

Best regards,
-Sandeep


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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and Search bar

Lukas Pirl
On Thu, 2019-04-11 at 12:14 -0400, Sandeep Khanna via evolution-list wrote:
> Keyboard shortcuts without any modifiers or at least one modifier such as
> the ’Shift’ key (Shift + t for adding an email as a Task) are
> inadvertently   triggered when typing in the Search bar.

I am very happy to report that I don't see this happening with 3.32.1 anymore.
Good job devs.

> What is the accel file entry (default) for jumping or getting in to the
> ’Search bar’ -AND- Can we configure a custom shortcut for jumping to the
> Search bar?


+1, that is relevant to my interest as well. Plus the other way around: once
the focus is in the search input, how to focus the message list again?
Something like "Esc" would be nice to "clear the search and focus the message
list".

Best,

Lukas


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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and Search bar

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On Fri, 2019-04-12 at 00:00 +0200, Lukas Pirl wrote:
> > What is the accel file entry (default) for jumping or getting in to
> > the ’Search bar’ -AND- Can we configure a custom shortcut for
> > jumping to the Search bar?

        Hi,
it's not an action, it's a widget in a dialog, for which are used
mnemonics. When you hold the Alt key, some letters get underlined in
the UI, showing you what to press to have that triggered (maybe the
underline visibility depends on the actual desktop environment and its
settings, I do not know). For the search entry it's Altr+C here
(English locale, the translators can choose a different letter).

> once the focus is in the search input, how to focus the message list
> again?

Tab, Tab, Tab (3-times Tab) works here. The first Tab focuses the "in"
part of the Search (aka "Current Folder"), the second Tab focuses the
To Do bar (when you've it hidden, it'll be two Tab-s only), the third
Tab focuses the message list.

> Something like "Esc" would be nice to "clear the search and focus the
> message list".

This would work if the search bar is that kind of the search bar, like
the Ctrl+Shift+F bar. I've been thinking of that, it would make the UI
slightly lighter too (showing the Show: ... Search:" part only if any
filtering is enabled from it), but it's not the current state. The Esc
won't work well when the Search is empty and the Show has set anything
but the All Message item, though it's a matter of allowing the Esc to
disable both parts, not a matter of code/design/... obstacles. Well,
once the bar is changed, which is not the case now. Something close to
your request seems to be filled here [1] (the request can be fine-tuned
there).
        Bye,
        Milan

[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=211802

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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and Search bar

Andre Klapper
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On Fri, 2019-04-12 at 00:00 +0200, Lukas Pirl wrote:
> once the focus is in the search input, how to focus the message list
> again?

F6 is used in GNOME for this.

andre
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and Search bar

Lukas Pirl
On Fri, 2019-04-12 at 11:58 +0200, Andre Klapper wrote:
> On Fri, 2019-04-12 at 00:00 +0200, Lukas Pirl wrote:
> > once the focus is in the search input, how to focus the message list
> > again?
>
> F6 is used in GNOME for this.

Thanks Andre.

However, when in the search input, F6 toggles the focus between the folder list and the search input on my instance of Gnome/Evoltuion (Shell 3.30.2, Evolution 3.32.1).

Cheers,

Lukas


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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and Search bar

Lukas Pirl
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On Fri, 2019-04-12 at 09:07 +0200, Milan Crha via evolution-list wrote:
> On Fri, 2019-04-12 at 00:00 +0200, Lukas Pirl wrote:
> > > What is the accel file entry (default) for jumping or getting in to
> > > the ’Search bar’ -AND- Can we configure a custom shortcut for
> > > jumping to the Search bar?

> For the search entry it's Altr+C here
> (English locale, the translators can choose a different letter).

Fair enough for now. Users could use the wonderful Autokey¹ to assign a custom
keyboard shortcut as a workaround.

> > once the focus is in the search input, how to focus the message list
> > again?
>
> Tab, Tab, Tab (3-times Tab) works here. The first Tab focuses the "in"
> part of the Search (aka "Current Folder"), the second Tab focuses the
> To Do bar (when you've it hidden, it'll be two Tab-s only), the third
> Tab focuses the message list.

True; a bit cumbersome but bearable.

> > Something like "Esc" would be nice to "clear the search and focus the
> > message list".

> I've been thinking of that, it would make the UI
> slightly lighter too (showing the Show: ... Search:" part only if any
> filtering is enabled from it), but it's not the current state. The Esc
> won't work well when the Search is empty and the Show has set anything
> but the All Message item, though it's a matter of allowing the Esc to
> disable both parts, not a matter of code/design/... obstacles. Well,
> once the bar is changed, which is not the case now. Something close to
> your request seems to be filled here [1] (the request can be fine-tuned
> there).

Apart from Esc, yes, making the search bar Ctrl+Shift+F-like would be nice to
save some screen space for unused UI elements (i.e., hide the search bar when
currently not filtering, in this case).

Best,

Lukas

¹ https://github.com/autokey/autokey


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