Direct navigation to "external link" tab in VisualEditor
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Seems like we can navigate to the link dialogs first tab, the internal link tab, but not to the second tab, the external link tab. Checking mw:VisualEditor/shortcuts and mw:VisualEditor/Portal/Keyboard shortcuts it seems like this has no solution right now. It seems to me that [alt][k] or [ctrl][alt][k] would be an obvious choice. Neither of these seems to have any action in Firefox on Ubuntu.

jeblad created this task.Mar 3 2018, 10:56 AM
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Esanders renamed this task from Direct navigation to "extern link" tab in VisualEditor to Direct navigation to "external link" tab in VisualEditor.Mar 3 2018, 6:12 PM
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If you just start typing an external link ( 'http://...' ), or paste one, it will automatically switch tabs, so I'm not sure how important this is...

Esanders closed this task as Declined.Jul 3 2018, 4:04 PM

Given the scarcity of available keyboard shortcuts, I'm going to decline this for now. There are already accessible ways to enter external links.