[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #33301: Create and edit links inline

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Fri Feb 26 13:49:05 UTC 2016

#33301: Create and edit links inline
 Reporter:  iseulde      |       Owner:  azaozz
     Type:  task         |      Status:  assigned
  (blessed)              |   Milestone:  4.5
 Priority:  normal       |     Version:
Component:  Editor       |  Resolution:
 Severity:  normal       |     Focuses:  ui, accessibility, javascript,
 Keywords:  needs-patch  |  administration

Comment (by afercia):

 Sorry for the confusion about the Spacebar. The original issue reported
  Win 10  using FF and Keyboard.
  Keyboard: I also forgot to mention that using the spacebar instead of
 Enter when creating a link using the keyboard will make it so a line break
 does not occur after the text link.
 I assumed it was about the "Apply" button, which seems to work for me also
 with Spacebar. Maybe at some point it was also inserting a space after the

 By the way, one of the main issues is '''initial focus'''. Using the
 keyboard, the first time you open the toolbar, focus correctly goes to the
 input field. This is extremely important because the input field gets
 announced as:
 > Paste URL or type to search combo box collapsed has auto complete
 giving this way a complete information to users. (ignore "has auto
 complete" which is announced for any input field and has to do with the
 browser feature to remember what you entered in input fields).

 After the first time though, focus goes to the last element that had focus
 in the toolbar. So if users tabbed to "Apply" or "Advanced", when they
 open again the toolbar they will hear just:
 > Toolbar Apply button
 which is pretty confusing. They will have to figure out they have to tab
 backwards to find the input field.

 As far as I see this is a TinyMCE toolbars "feature", for example it
 happens also in the main buttons toolbar. To reproduce:
 - press Alt+F10 and then tab, say, to the "Blockquote" button
 - press Escape to move focus back to the editing area
 - press Alt+F10 again
 - TinyMCE "remembers" the last focused element in the toolbar and will
 move focus to the "Blockquote" button
 While this feature may (or may not?) be useful in the buttons toolbar,
 it's really confusing in the link inline toolbar. I'd recommend to try to
 disable it or try to always force initial focus on the input field.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/33301#comment:42>
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