View Full Version : [3.x/2.x] MenyKeyTrigger - A plugin to allow you to trigger menu items from letters

9 Mar 2010, 6:50 PM
This thread is here to alert 2.x users that this plugin is compatible with this branch of the framework:

Please visit: http://www.extjs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93886

After much frustration with not having this feature, I developed a plugin to allow that allows you to attach a key (letter) for which to trigger the handler of an ExtJS Menu item. I call it Ext.ux.TDGi.MenuKeyTrigger (http://github.com/tdgi/Ext.ux.TDGi.MenuKeyTrigger). I cannot tell you enough how many times I wished this was in some of the Ext JS applications I was developing and testing.

As an avid keyboard junkie, I really hate to have to move the mouse a lot. Hell, being an OS X user, there is much to be desired with the UI in this arena, especially after using Windows since 3.0 and getting spoiled with its well-baked accessibility features.

I developed this plugin about 8 months ago, but have had little time to really polish it due to the the work on my book, Ext JS in Action (http://extjsinaction.com/). But with that nearing completion, Iíve taken the time to release it tonight in itís beta form, in hopes that I could get some feedback to improve it. http://tdg-i.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif

Blog URL: http://tdg-i.com/313/introducing-ext-ux-tdgi-menukeytrigger-a-menuitem-key-triggering-plugin

Demo: http://tdg-i.com/js/examples/ext3/plugins/MenuKeyTrigger/

GitHub repo: http://github.com/tdgi/Ext.ux.TDGi.MenuKeyTrigger