[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #5761: activity reply message "or press esc to cancel" is inconsistent and confusing

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Wed Nov 12 20:02:17 UTC 2014

#5761: activity reply message "or press esc to cancel" is inconsistent and
 Reporter:  jreeve         |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Template Pack  |     Version:  1.2
 Severity:  normal         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  ui-feedback    |

Comment (by jreeve):

 My solution to this was:
  * remove the text "Press esc to cancel" (https://github.com/mlaa/cbox-
  * add a "Cancel" button next to the "Post" button

 My rationale was (to elaborate on the original ticket description a little
  * It seems inconsistent to have the actions for posting and cancelling
 mapped to two different input devices. Furthermore, those input devices
 are the exact opposite ones users will be using in those contexts. When a
 user is writing text and about to post, the user is required to switch to
 using a mouse to click the Post button, and when a user doesn't want to
 input text, he/she is required to use the keyboard to press "esc" to
 cancel it. This doesn't seem right.
  * An unobtrusive "Cancel" button is, IMO, actually less UI clutter than
 the rather bulky message "Press esc to cancel."
  * As you say, Ray, keeping touch screens in mind is a good idea. Also,
 some bluetooth keyboards, like those made for tablets, don't even have
 escape keys.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5761#comment:3>
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