Keyboard shortcut priority

  • Hello everyone,

    I'm not sure if it's a feature request, a bug report, or just a misunderstand.

    In the case I type a keyboard shortcut from a web page, if this shortcut is also a Vivaldi shortcut (and be sure it is, cause everything is a shortcut in Vivaldi), both shortcut are proceed. Amazing right ?
    Here is a quick example :
    When I use Gmail, I compose a message and try to format a link with the shortcut "ctrl + k", It will moves me to the search engine.
    Same if I want to bold the text "ctrl + b", It gonna active the Vivaldi shortcut at the same time.
    Also when I want to "ctrl + s" for example on google sites, it open the file save windows, but doesn't call the save under google sites. (note on this one only the vivaldi shortcut is working).

    Under Firefox, if you type "ctrl + b" in gmail it parse the texte into a bold text and that all. That won't call Firefox shortcut.

    Did i missed something ?
    Should I open an issue or something ?
    I have a ton of needs that are not present in this fantastic browser but i dunno how to propose my suggestions.

    Thank you.

  • Moderator

    I am sure there is a bug here. You can work around it by assigning Ctrl Shift B to bookmarks, etc.

  • Do you know where I can report this bug ?

    BTW the workaround is not really valid, it's just undoable. There are too much many shortcuts everywhere, I can't remap everything to super complex shortcut that won't make any sense. Plus, I want the real shortcuts that everyone use and that I always use.

    My version : 1.7.735.46

  • @Purgator
    You can always report a bug on this site:

  • Moderator

    @Purgator Report the bug.

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  • Thx, I'm reported some bugs that i have found 🙂

  • Bug is still here atm but is reported as promise.
    I just want to notice also that happen on ctrl + F.
    For exemple : Google drive, in a google sheet, if you ctrl + f, the cursor enter in the sheet search during about 0.2sec then go into the vivaldi search.

    I write it just in case someone goes here from a search engine.

  • Moderator

    (VB-27467) Home/End Broken in Text Edit Fields

    If these are assigned to Scroll to top of page, or Scroll to Bottom of Page, that breaks the expected behaviour in a text edit field = Go to line start, Go to line end.

  • @Pesala
    Something interesting is pointed out here, cause this "shortcut" does not bug as the other ones. In a text field, typing "home" / "end" just has no impact on anything.
    At least, it's less buggy cause Vivaldi "home"/"end" behaviour is not called in a text field.

  • Moderator

    @Purgator said in Keyboard shortcut priority:

    In a text field, typing "home" / "end" just has no impact on anything.

    I just found that now I have deleted those shortcuts, I can no longer assign Home or End to any command.

    Home/End in a text field does what it should do: go to start or end of the current line.

    I can assign Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End instead to Scroll to Page Top and Scroll to Page Bottom. That does not break the behaviour in a text field, which goes to the start or end of the text field.

  • @Pesala "Home" and "End" have to scroll to top and bot. It's the behaviour pretty everywhere !

    In my case, no shortcut are assigned to go to top and go to bot.
    No effect in text area.
    Work in every page (outside text area of course).

    As i understand, while it's not a vivaldi shorcut but a normal behaviour, "home" and "end" works on a page, not works in a text area cause of a bug >>> In the text area nothing happen cause it's not a Vivaldi shortcut ! If scroll top / bot would be mapped to a shortcut, using this shortcut in a text area would go top / bot on the page (maybe also inside the text area, maybe not).

    Then it's not directly related to this bug. I don't get why you can't scroll top / bot with "home" "end".

  • Moderator

    @Purgator said in Keyboard shortcut priority:

    "Home" and "End" have to scroll to top and bot. It's the behaviour pretty everywhere !

    It's not. In a text area they should go to the start or end of a line. That is standard behaviour.

  • @Pesala Yep but i mean in the page, not the text area.

    EDIT : lol i'm stupid, It works for me. It goes at the beggining of line and end of line in text area.

    As I said i have no shortcut for "Go to up" and "go to bot".
    But you should open a bug report or an other topic, cause it's not related to this topic imho.


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