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FEATURE REQUEST - Keyboard Shortcuts

It would be awesome if keyboard shortcuts were added so that you could pull up the polygon tool or show/hide the portal info slideout just by toggling a keyboard key. This would save a LOT of time when brainstorming field ideas etc


edit thanks for implementing this +Felix Kloft!
c - chat (focus input field)
f - search (focus search field)
i - toggle sidebar
0 - toggle chat
1 - full
2 - compact
3 - public
4 - faction

DrawTools:
l - line
p - polygon
o - circle
m - marker
e - edit
d - delete
a - cancel
s - save
x - DrawToolsOpt

Bookmarks:
b - bookmark portal (or remove bookmark)
q - auto draw
v - toggle bookmarks

For the non self explanatory keys:
f - like Ctrl+F for finding things
i - info
o - looks like a circle
a - abort
x - e_x_port (and import)
q - quick draw?
v - I just couldn't think of any better unused key. Also, it's next to 'b'.


The required key modifiers may vary between browsers, try Alt or Shift+Alt or have a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accesskey#Access_in_different_browsers
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I really liked that idea, unfortunately, I didn't have the time to implement it - until now. The current test builds support these keys:

IITC:
c - chat (focus input field)
f - search (focus search field)
i - toggle sidebar
0 - toggle chat
1 - full
2 - compact
3 - public
4 - faction

DrawTools:
l - line
p - polygon
o - circle
m - marker
e - edit
d - delete
a - cancel
s - save
x - DrawToolsOpt

Bookmarks:
b - bookmark portal (or remove bookmark)
q - auto draw
v - toggle bookmarks

For the non self explanatory keys:
f - like Ctrl+F for finding things
i - info
o - looks like a circle
a - abort
x - e_x_port (and import)
q - quick draw?
v - I just couldn't think of any better unused key. Also, it's next to 'b'.


The required key modifiers may vary between browsers, try Alt or Shift+Alt or have a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accesskey#Access_in_different_browsers
 
+Felix Kloft this is a great new feature! Here's my complete test report:

Tested platform: chromium 35.0.1916.153 Debian 7.5 (274914) (Linux!)
Shortcut accelerator: Left Alt

IITC:
c - chat (focus input field)
works
f - search (focus search field)
works
i - toggle sidebar
works
0 - toggle chat
works if privacy mode not active
might need some fixes in privacy plugin
1 - full
fail: Alt-<number> switchs to corresponding tab
2 - compact
fail: Alt-<number> switchs to corresponding tab
3 - public
fail: Alt-<number> switchs to corresponding tab
4 - faction
fail: Alt-<number> switchs to corresponding tab
Maybe us Alt-t to cycle through all four COMM tabs?

DrawTools:
l - line
works
p - polygon
works
o - circle
works
m - marker
works
e - edit
fail: opens main menu
d - delete
fail: focus the url bar
a - cancel
works but ESC also worked before already, so maybe not needed? Addition: Alt-a also works before starting a line where ESC does not, but I would be happy if ESC would work in that case, too.
s - save
works
x - DrawToolsOpt
works but then you have to use the mouse still. Maybe more shortcuts e.g. to switch colors?

Bookmarks:
b - bookmark portal (or remove bookmark)
works
q - auto draw
works but similar problem as Alt-x
v - toggle bookmarks
works

Let me know, if I should retest a newer build!
 
+Patrick C. Try Shift+Alt, that should work.

I never used the privacy plugin, I think it hides the chat altogether, doesn't it?
 
Shift-Alt-<Num> does not work either, Shift-Alt-e and Shift-Alt-d work! What about my proposal to use Alt-t for cycling through the chat tabs?

The Privacy plugin hides the chat (and your AP stats in the upper left) by default completely but you can still unhide it. After unhiding toggle chat works as expected.

I use privacy plugin mainly to have more space for the map. However, although the map area is visible, the chat window seems to be still invisible above it, see https://plus.google.com/109346591886492781090/posts/LrUBmayHs89 .
 
Alt+T should be possible, but requires a bit more work then the current shortcuts.

I think I know what's wrong with the invisible chat, will look at this later
 
I guess, it's a bug, that Alt-b for (un)hiding bookmark window does not work any more?
 
Alt+B should bookmark a portal, Alt+V should toggle the bookmarks window
 
+Felix Kloft as the shortcuts are working fine for some time now, how about adding some tooltips to display how to start a specific action using keyboard shortcuts. I discover myself looking for this post again and again as I cannot remember the shortcuts not used regular. ;-)
 
What about changing 1-4 comm options to be some other key and using 1-8 to toggle portal levels on/off? Also would be nice to be able to toggle on/off ENL and RES 
 
Assigning access keys to layers is as bit harder. Also, we're running out of keys 😉
 
+Felix Kloft  / +Patrick C. I agree it would be nice to toggle layers, or even toggle "profiles" such as "L8 Resistance Portals" which turns off all enlightened owned portals, filters it to portals L0-L7, removes links & fields & disables draw tools. I find it tedious to click through all these options to disable them only to re-enable them shortly thereafter.

Maybe having an option to customize the keyboard shortcuts? Set them to the defaults which are already configured but allow individual users to edit specific shortcuts to their liking. I imagine this would be difficult but maybe it would be easier to force every option to use ALT and the user is only allowed to customize the specific number/letter
 
I would love shortcuts for changing between map tiles, switching between satellite and original all the time. (real world/ingress world) :-D
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