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annoyance: Esc key cleans fields on Edit Comment page (4 posts)

  1. lcarlos
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi. I don't understand why WordPress has the "clean field" when I press the Esc key.

    It happens everytime when I'm on the /wp-admin/edit-comments.php page, quick editing one comment or replying someone. One single stroke and the comment field colapses, and all I've typed is gone.

    The main problem is that it only happens when we do not need it and I doubt anyone ever use the Esk key in this situation because there is a buttom "cancel", and it is the usual procedure. I use the keyboard shortcuts a lot, and Esc key is used in other actions like to colapse a brower menu or to cancel a contextual menu, that I use for copy/paste/dictionary etc while editing or replying to a comment.

    So, does anyone know how to stop the Esk key from cleaning comment fields? Is there a chance of WordPress removing this feature on next versions?


  2. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I believe that this is common to HTML textareas in general rather than WordPress.

  3. lcarlos
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been trying but couldn't find any form with this esc-cancel resource, from Facebook to blogs and Wikipedia on Firefox.

  4. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Maybe it depends on your browser, but in IE ESC can definitely clear forms. I tested it on my own website's contact page which is just a basic textarea.

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