[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32681: Shift-clicking a menu item in the website preview iframe should open it inside the customiser

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#32681: Shift-clicking a menu item in the website preview iframe should open it
inside the customiser
 Reporter:  paulwilde        |       Owner:  paulwilde
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  4.5
Component:  Customize        |     Version:  4.3
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch      |     Focuses:  javascript
Changes (by westonruter):

 * milestone:  Future Release => 4.5


 From duplicate #34922 “Focus on nav menu item control when shift+clicking
 (or long-press?) on a menu item in preview”:

 > When widgets were added to the Customizer in 3.9, there was a somewhat
 hidden feature whereby a user can shift+click on a widget in the preview
 and the corresponding control would be focused in the pane (along with
 expanding the panel and section). There are also highlight outlines around
 each widget in the preview when interacting with a widget control, and
 likewise when hovering over a widget in the preview the corresponding
 control gets an outline in the pane. These features lessen the disconnect
 between the controls in the pane and the elements in the preview, and they
 serve as a stopgap for eventual inline controls that float next to the
 element being modified. For more on improving the discoverability of this
 shift+click mechanism, see #27403.
 > Nav menu items would benefit a lot from having the same functionality.
 Shift+clicking on a nav menu item could focus on the corresponding control
 in the Customizer pane. This would make it _much_ faster to edit the
 desired menu item, since the user wouldn't have to open the menus panel,
 and then figure out which menu section contains the nav menu item, to then
 expand and then locate the nav menu item in the list.
 > For discussion on whether shift+click is even a desirable way to
 activate this feature, see: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core-

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