Can no longer edit hyperlinks with Tab

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    Joseph C Johnson

    Ctrl-k should allow for editing the link while the cursor is in the link.

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    JUAN C P GONZALEZ

    Oh, ok. Thanks.

    Although I have to say that Cmd+K is not a very ergonomic key combination:

    Cmd+K (or Ctrl+K) requires the right hand in addition to the left. In Workflowy this represents a big compromise: at least half of the time the right hand is located in the arrows area, as we're constantly navigating through nodes as well as expanding/collapsing them.

    This means that to hit Cmd+K I have to quickly move the right hand from the arrows to the RH typing area. I just tried to hit Cmd+K quickly a few times coming from the arrows, and I often end up accidentally hitting Cmd+J or Cmd+L.

    The Tab key to edit links felt much more natural and comfortable by comparison, I can't see a good reason to have removed it from that function.

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    rawbytz

    Tab still works if you hover on the link.  Ctrl/Cmd+K was chosen because it's a standard shortcut for link editing...in both Win and Mac.

    If you are opening the edit dialog, you won't be using the arrow keys... you'll need to move your right hand anyway to type text.   

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    JUAN C P GONZALEZ

    Thank for replying. I wasn't familiar with Cmd+K for editing links, thanks for illuminating me on that.

    If I have to hover over the link with the mouse there's no point in using Tab anymore—but you know that.

    I now agree Cmd+K is a good standard to maintain and should be adopted. But that doesn't mean Tab should be removed!

    Allow me to make my case:

    In Goole Sheets, Google went with just Cmd+K for both creating and editing links—obviously Tab is expected another behavior in a spreadsheet editing context.

    Gmail on the other hand, when composing a message, went with Cmd+K for creating a link, but it also gives us Tab for editing the link afterwards, which suits well a text editing context—this was similar to how Workflowy used to do it until ~3 days ago.

    I agree with you that Cmd+K is great for creating links, but still, Tab for editing the link afterwards was super "handy" 😉.

    Please consider it (if you work there).

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