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  1. Matt: Thanks for taking the time to review this request/thread. I hope your team finds it useful.
  2. I'm not a mIRC or Trillian user, but I use Shift+Enter on Skype to force a line break (although, upon test I see that Ctrl+Enter does the same). I'm not married to the idea of Ctrl+Enter for submit in IPB, but I'm absolutely positive that it is a current standard, at least on Windows.
  3. There are a lot of things that suck if you do them by accident -- fortunately it's not easy to accidentally press Ctrl+Enter. It is a common standard that Ctrl+Enter is assigned to the OK/Submit button on forms/pages/windows where there are text entry fields that allow multi-line (where the Enter key just adds a new line in the text being entered). I'm pretty sure that if you tried it, you'd agree with me and you probably would never accidentally press Ctrl+Enter by mistake. :) BTW, FogBugz works this way (Ctrl+Enter is mapped to submit in nearly every context) and it's designed by some pretty smart people.
  4. The "Insert Image" toolbar button currently only allows inserting images by URLs -- it would be nice if it would give you the option to specify a local file path. Right now, inserting a (local file) image into a post (inline with the text) is too hard -- I have to upload it as an attachment and then choose to insert into the post. Note that 99% of the time that I'm inserting an image in-line into my post I'm uploading a local file, not referencing the image by URL. I like the way that GMail allows you to upload and insert images directly into a post, as shown below:
  5. That thought crossed my mind, too. That would be nice. I'd also like it if Ctrl+Enter would submit the post. If you end up getting this working, would you mind posting your mods for me (and others) to take a look? I'd like to do the same for my site, but I'm probably not as handy with HTML/PHP/Templating as you all :) Cheers,
  6. The Ctrl+K keyboard short-cut should be assigned to "Insert Link" toolbar button. This is how MS Office and other apps work.
  7. It would be nice if Ctrl+Enter was assigned to the submit post. This keyboard shortcut would save a lot of scrolling and clicking, IMO.
  8. I'd love to have a way to use SnagIt's "Send" feature with IPB to start a new post with the image as an attachment. For an example of what I'm talking about, check out the Snagit FogBugz Output plugin.
  9. Hi Brandon, Thanks for the response. I think you're right that the submit button should be at the bottom as well as the top. GMail's email composer does this: Here's the main issue that I have: polls and other options are only useful to me about 1% of the time -- attachments are useful about 50% of the time. However, because I always have to scroll way down every time I post, it means that these features get in my way 100% of the time. These less-than-always used features should be made as small and unobtrusive as possible, IMO. Let's continue with the GMail analogy. How about putting "Add a poll" in a location similar to GMails "Add event invitation" button? How about doing the same for attachments? Also, another thing that bugs me about IPB is that the "Insert Image" toolbar button only allows image URLs -- it should also give you the option to specify a local file path. Right now, inserting a (local file) image into a post (inline with the text) is too hard -- I have to upload it as an attachment and then choose to insert into the post. Sorry if this sounds like a rant. I really like the improvements in IPB 3.0, and I'd love to see it totally dialed in.
  10. On one hand, I like options. But, for some things (like good software usability) there's a right way and a wrong way. Of course, I think I'm right, in this case :blush: What's your use case for wanting to have to scroll all the way down each time you post?
  11. One gripe that I have with the IPB software is that I have to do so much scrolling up and down just to post a topic/reply after editing the content. There's so much wasted space above the message body. Could it go there?
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