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Keyboard Navigator (CTRL+Arrows shortcuts)
Mod Version: 0.6, by Vitaly (Coder) Vitaly is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 29
Released: 06 Mar 2009 Last Update: 03 Jan 2010 Downloads: 169
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vb 4.x version here

This hack adds some keyboard shortcuts for accelerated navigation. Very convenient, when you browse forum without mouse (notebook with touchpad and so on).

Current shortcuts:
  • Ctrl + Left - previous page (current page - 1)
  • Ctrl + Right - next page (current page + 1)
  • Ctrl + Up - 1 level up.
  • (!) Ctrl + Down - Go to next unread thread in current forum (only for registered forum members)
Demo: http://forum.rcdesign.ru/f22/ (without CTRL+DOWN for guests)

(!) "Next Unread" is taken from end (the most old unread thread). Reason is simple - that makes less returns, since top threads are updated very often.

PS. As you can see from screenshot, only Ctrl + Left/Right have visual helpers. If someone have good idea how to show, that Ctrl+ Up/Down are working too - feel free to share.

This mod is developped here: http://github.com/rcdesign/vb-keyboard_navigator . Patches are welcome.

History

0.6
- Redirects for moved threads caused error for CTRL+Down

0.5
- added lock when cursor focus is in edit area
- removed CTRL+HOME shortcut (uncomment in template, if really need it)

0.4
- added Ctrl+Down

0.2, 0.3
- Small JS fixes
- Nice helpers in pagebar (see screenshot)

0.1
- First Public Release

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  #2  
Old 06 Mar 2009, 21:32
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first post

interesting mod, ill be trying it on my localhost before i put it on my live site
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Old 06 Mar 2009, 22:34
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anyone installed this yet?
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Old 06 Mar 2009, 22:37
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Good Idea sir
Thank you very2 much
i will try this ..
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Old 06 Mar 2009, 23:13
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Ups... it was broken in IE, sorry . Please, reupload with new JS file (first post updated).

PS. I'm not strong in javascript. So, your experienced advices are always welcome
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Old 07 Mar 2009, 15:53
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Undated to v0.2

1. Simplifyed JS
2. Nice texts in pagebar ( "<- Ctrl" and "Ctrl ->", see new screenshot ).

Thinking about "what to do with Ctrl + Down". Next unread thread in current forum? Is it convenient use-case?
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Old 07 Mar 2009, 16:48
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Installed and Uninstalled.

Ctrl up the only one reporting an action.
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Old 07 Mar 2009, 17:06
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Jambo, refresh page wiith CTRL+F5. Probably, your browser cached old JS file.

You can check here: http://forum.rcdesign.ru - all buttons are ok.
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Old 07 Mar 2009, 17:14
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Tar muchly - reinstalled
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 04:51
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i don't use shortcut of previous and next pages
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 06:30
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Originally Posted by xuanhuy238 View Post
i don't use shortcut of previous and next pages
Me too!
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Old 14 Mar 2009, 06:48
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Everybody welcome to test new version 0.4 !

What's chaged:
  • No uploads needed (desided to include javascript in template)
  • CTRL + DOWN hotkey (not for guests) !!! - Move to new unread thread in current forum. If no new thread - then go up to thread list.
How CTRL + DOWN work.

The most old unread thread taken from current forum. Then user redirected to first unread post in that thread.

Why oldest thread, not newest?

Usability question. Still not desided, what is better. It seems, that top threads are updated more often. So, if you navigate from start, more "come back" happens. IMHO, that's a bit irritating.

How to install:
  1. Make shure, that "readed posts" are tracked in database (forum setting).
  2. Just import product.
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File Type: xml product-kbd_nav.xml (7.7 KB, 14 views)

Last edited by Vitaly; 14 Mar 2009 at 06:54.
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Old 17 Mar 2009, 17:17
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Fixed some bugs in 0.4 pre-release and released new 0.4 version (first post). Ctrl+Down added enougth functionality to browse forum with shortcuts.

Enjoy!

As you can see from screenshot, only Ctrl + Left/Right have visual helpers. If someone have good idea how to show, that Ctrl+ Up/Down are working too - feel free to shre.

Last edited by Vitaly; 17 Mar 2009 at 17:53.
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 15:12
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Great job, thank you!

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Old 04 Aug 2009, 07:15
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I've added all shortcuts lock, when user edit text in any input or textarea field.

That prevents conflicts, when user wish to move cursor on word left/right, but is redirected to another page instead.
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