Browser: Firefox + Chrome tested
Description of problem: Spacebar no longer works as a keyboard shortcut to save IDs in Identify modal - to reproduce:
Step 1: Go to Identify modal and select an observation
Step 2: Hit I to "I"dentify, enter a taxon, hit Tab twice to reach “Save” button
Step 3: Press Spacebar - expected/previous behavior was that the ID is saved, now nothing happens
This seems to be a recent change, within the last few weeks or so. Firefox is my primary browser, but I also tried in Chrome and found the same behavior, so I don’t think it is a browser issue as such. I also tested some other websites and found that spacebar works as expected. On iNat it still works in other places, such as the “Done” button for submitting comments/IDs on observation pages. But not in the identify modal.
Most of my iNat activity is IDing. Over the years I have trained myself to efficient, so I can review as many observations as possible in a given amount of time. So, keyboard shortcuts are important and there is a lot of muscle memory involved here. “Enter” still works and of course you can still click the button, so this may seem trivial - but this has sorta broken my routine for identifying on iNat. Again, muscle memory.
There was a previous feature request to implement CTRL+Enter (or CMD+Enter on Mac) as a “submit” action, but it was declined because users can still use Enter/Space and that shouldn’t be too onerous.
I don’t imagine this was an intentional change, but I would appreciate any input on this from anyone. Thanks!