access key submit button

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  1. Me1000 macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    #1
    Hi,

    On most forums, the submit button has an access key tag on it (most of the time its s).
    This makes it very easy submit a new post/topic by hitting ctrl+s (alt+s on windoze)

    here is an example of what the code looks like.

    Code:
    <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit" accesskey="s" />
    Considering the mods done on Vbulletin already, this should be pretty easy!
     
  2. skoker macrumors 68000

    skoker

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  3. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    Thank you!

    Is there any chance this could get turned back on? lol

    :D

    If they hit it by mistake isnt that what the edit button is for?
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    #4
    People are much more likely to just start over with a new post...the number of incomplete posts scattered around here really was quite irritating. It's certainly much better now, so I'd vote against reinstating it. (Then again, I don't use that method anyway, so I'm not losing anything by having it disabled. ;) )
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #5
    Just use (one) tab to get to the submit button and then hit space (or return/enter)... much easier than ctrl-s or alt-s or whatever, anyway... :)
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    #6
    That's the other major source of incomplete posts...people hit tab trying to get an indent in the text box, and they end up submitting their post prematurely.
     
  7. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    #7
    The posts above are correct. In our judgment, accidental posts were too often a problem for us to re-enable the control-s/alt-s feature that lets you use keypresses rather than having to click Submit.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #8
    The biggest problem was in the troubleshooting forums where there were countless doubled threads from people who'd accidentally submitted their question before it was completed. Disabling this feature has made navigating that area much easier. :)
     

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