Pressing ESC deletes comment

Issue #5285 wontfix
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Imagine spending 30mins writing a comment on an issue, and pressing ESC (because vim users do that all the time), only to find your entire comment was deleted! And there is no way to get it back!

This is the worst keyboard shortcut I have ever seen in my entire life.

Whoever made it needs a serious spanking (preferably by a vim user).

Please remove this keyboard shortcut.

Comments (3)

  1. Dylan Etkin

    Hi Mamady,

    I am sorry for your loss, I know your frustration.

    However using ESC to dismiss dialogs and other JS actions is pretty standard on the web. If we were to remove it I am sure there would be a ton of folks complaining it was not there.

    I am afraid we are going to leave the shortcut.



  2. Mamady reporter

    Correct, but this is not a dialog or a JS popup, this is a textarea - pressing ESC should not dismiss it. At the very least, if the content of the textarea has changed, there should be a confirmation of some sort.

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