Feature #5390

Keyboard shortcuts for generic actions

Added by Søren Madsen almost 12 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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Backend User Interface
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It would be really nice to have a keyboard command shortcuts to generic actions like Save, Save & close, Search, Create new page, Edit (which ever content you're looking at).

I understand that these should be carefully selected to avoid conflicts with existing keyboard shortcuts on the users systems, and it will probably be quite difficult to interpret what "Edit" means depending on what you're looking at - but as the web moves in a more application like way, we should not be afraid to offer users what they can already do with their existing desktop applications; use time saving keyboard shortcuts. I think it would be really interesting to investigate.

Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Feature #66343: Add Hotkeys for backendNewFrank Naegler2019-11-06

Related to TYPO3 Core - Feature #57065: TCEForms always react on CTRL+S (CMD+S) similar to Constant EditorClosed2014-03-19


Updated by raimund over 11 years ago

Yes, I also miss the keyboard-shortcuts in the Backend. Mediawiki has ctl-s for save and ctrl+p for preview. At least these two shortcuts should be implemented.


Updated by Jens Hoffmann over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Since 4.7 we got some. Done.


Updated by Jozef Spisiak over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to New
  • Target version deleted (TYPO3 4.4)


I am sorry to open up this issue again, but I haven't found any information what so ever about keyboard shortcuts for backend editing nor in the Release/Technical notes. My question is if they really got implemented into 4.7 (and/or are in 6.0)? I only know about shortcut when editing typoscript in info editor, but suggested idea should cover also content elements and TCA forms in general.



Updated by Felix Kopp almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Accepted

Updated by Benni Mack about 5 years ago

  • Project changed from 78 to TYPO3 Core
  • Category changed from Interface to Backend User Interface

Updated by Riccardo De Contardi over 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #57065: TCEForms always react on CTRL+S (CMD+S) similar to Constant Editor added

Updated by Christian Kuhn almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Closed

Hey. Thanks for this issue. It is obvious that the TYPO3 backend currently isn't accessible in a sane way via keyboard shortcuts. I think this issue needs a broader concept that can't be solved by this single issue alone. For the sake of a cleaner forge.typo3.org I'm closing it for now and hope for someone coming up with a concept and some implementation work time to achieve this.


Updated by Lukas Winkler about 3 years ago

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for a workaround until TYPO3 supports shortcuts, I wrote a browser extension that adds a few shortcuts (that can be customized) to common use cases:

Source: https://github.com/Findus23/typo3-keyboard

Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/typo3-keyboard-control/nooccdaoidlgdmgjeimgijnlcokljghd

Firefox Extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/typo3-keyboard-control/

For now, it is just in German, but if there is some interest, I can quickly translate it into English.
EDIT: There is now an English translation.

PS: the mousetrap library has now a license exception that makes it compatible with Apache 2, so there should be no issue with integrating it into TYPO3

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