8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2013 7:24 AM by John Galt
Wolf Harper Level 1 (40 points)
What makes sense for a keyboard shortcut for the History/Forward and History/Back buttons.
Command-left arrow and Command-right arrow, perhaps?

But you know where this rant is going. The dual use of "Delete" (above return) as BOTH an edit-box backspace AND a History/Back shortcut.

I want that keyboard shortcut to die in a fire.

How do I do this?
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,782 points)
    What's wrong with using the back/forward key on the toolbar?
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)
    HI,

    Alternative keyboard shortcuts here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=42951

    You aren't alone with this complaint. Please post feedback here.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/safari.html








    Carolyn
  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)
    More up to date shortcuts available via Debug menu or popping this into a Safari address window:

    *file:///Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Resources/Shortcuts.html*
  • Wolf Harper Level 1 (40 points)
    I want delete/backspace to do absolutely nothing, unless I'm editing in a text box.

    The problem is, if you ARE editing in a text box, Safari often gets confused about keyboard focus. It forgets you're editing a text box. Unbeknownst to you it redefines delete to mean "Go Back". This often happens when you tab away, say, to do some research on what you are writing. So you bang delete 20 times to remove the last few words and -- ZOOM, you get a tour of the internet!

    At this point one of two things happens. Either you CAN'T go forward again because a redirect broke the forward chain... or you get to where you were editing, and find all the input fields have been wiped.

    So - again for clarity - I want to REMOVE the functionality of a shortcut which already exists and is idiotic.
  • Luke A Somers Level 1 (0 points)

    Command-left and command-right are no better. In text fields, they mean 'go to the beginning of the line' and 'go to the end of the line' respectively. This is a bog-standard Mac UI convention they're overriding, replacing a little thing (text cursor placement) with a medium thing that can have negative consequences (web navigation, possible loss of form data).

     

    Just this morning, I lost substantial work to this mind-bogglingly stupid UI decision. I felt like Strongbad in SBE: Sisters. I've freaking had it with this dumb 'shortcut'. If necessary, I'll even switch to Firefox.

     

    I'd rather not. Give me a way to get rid of the minefield on my keyboard.

  • John Galt Level 8 (45,990 points)

    Mr. Somers, responding to a three year old thread must be some kind of record.

     

    Luke A Somers wrote:

     

    Just this morning, I lost substantial work to this mind-bogglingly stupid UI decision.

     

    So did I, before Apple fixed it. Check Software Update or upgrade to Lion or later, since this annoying behaviour was addressed several Safari versions ago.

  • Luke A Somers Level 1 (0 points)

    Gah. Why does this fact not appear on any of the threads that mention it?

     

    Anyway... three years a record? Ha! You don't know the power of necromancy if you think three years is long.

     

    Lion... sigh. I will now shed a single tear for the loss of 2-dimensional spaces, and the onset of skeumorphism.

  • John Galt Level 8 (45,990 points)

    Blame Google, or Apple for not closing this outdated thread. The "shortcut" links no longer work.

     

    Lion... sigh. I will now shed a single tear for the loss of 2-dimensional spaces, and the onset of skeumorphism.

     

    You've come full circle. Skeuomorphism dies a merciful death in Mavericks and iOS 7.

     

    I want that keyboard shortcut to die in a fire.

     

    I wish I had said that.