[Bug Report] alt-selecting text opens up app menu



  • this is a bug report only

    steps:

    1. hold alt
    2. click and drag to select text
    3. let go of keys in any order

    actual result:
    the app window will be open and have focus

    expected result:
    when alt-selecting text, the app window should not open

    //MODEDIT: Removed unnecessary comment


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    The behaviour is by design. See Settings, Keyboard:

    Alt Key for Main Menu

    If you disable that option, the main menu will not open.

    You do not need to hold Alt to select text — just click and drag. Even better IMO, double-click to select the first word then drag to select the rest.



  • The behaviour is by design

    it absolutely is not

    disable that option

    that disables opening the menu with alt completely, as such it is not a solution

    You do not need to hold Alt to select text

    alt-selecting is a common shared input to select text within links

    while vivaldi has the horizontal/vertical override for this, people who use multiple browsers will still have muscle memory to use alt for selecting such text. thus, if alt is let go while selecting text, the menu must not open even if the option to open it with alt is selected

    double-click

    not helpful when selecting text in links


    this is why i said this purely a bug report and i want only questions from devs. don't cause me notifications unless it is specifically for the purpose of resolving this bug as stated


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  • i am baffled that is actively hidden, but thanks, i can unsubscribe here then


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    @Mithaldu said in [Bug Report] alt-selecting text opens up app menu:

    I am baffled that is actively hidden

    The Help menu, Report a bug link used to point to the bug report wizard, but too many users made useless bug reports that only had to be closed. I guess that yours may be closed too because:

    • The Alt key opening the menu is By Design
    • Using the Alt key to select text is not required as it is in other browsers


  • @Pesala said in [Bug Report] alt-selecting text opens up app menu:

    The Alt key opening the menu is By Design

    I doubt it’s by design when there’s another action. Earlier it used to trigger when one pressed several modifiers & it wasn’t by design either. The problem is just that mouse click/scroll/drag isn’t considered yet.

    @Mithaldu FWIW, if I release alt before the mouse button, the menu doesn’t open (but I’m on Linux so it may be different for you)


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    @potmeklecbohdan said in [Bug Report] alt-selecting text opens up app menu:

    I doubt it’s by design when there’s another action.

    It is designed to activate on releasing the Alt key. One can still use Alt+P (for example) to open the settings dialog without triggering the menu.



  • @Pesala But alt-click != alt(press-release). There’s mouse interaction in the first case. The menu on alt setting should only open the menu when the alt key is pressed & released w/o any other action (i.e. alt-press, alt-release; but NOT alt-press, LMB-press, (some other mouse actions such as move/drag), LMB-release, alt-release)

    Mouse actions with keyboard modifiers are quite common, btw.


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