[sylpheed:36745] Re: Issue with [Shift]-[Tab] when composing message
ao2 at ao2.it
Sat Sep 1 17:44:30 JST 2018
On Fri, 31 Aug 2018 21:45:16 -0700
Dennis Carr <dennisthetiger at chez-vrolet.net> wrote:
> Running 3.7.0 on Linux under xfce, current version from Debian Stable.
> When composing a message, if I am in the body of the message then
> [Shift]-[Tab] will simply insert a tab instead of moving back to the
> Subject line. This isn't really desired behavior and this behavior
> only appears within Sylpheed while composing a message. The desired
> behavior is to move back to the previous field (Subject, in my case) in
> a compose window.
FWICS the behavior of Shift-Tab in a "text area" (the compose window)
is expected to be different from the one of a "text field" (the
headers), this is the case also in other programs.
For example "gedit" removes indentation levels with Shift-Tab instead of
changing the focused widget.
gvim will insert a TAB with Shift-Tab, just like Sylpheed does.
Libreoffice writer does nothing with Shift-Tab.
> How do I change this behavior?
This was discussed in the past:
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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