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chrome (Archived) Cannot use left arrow key to walk down DOM nodes

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In the title there is some technical jargon, but the basic premise of my issue is: I clip an article with the new Chrome Web Clipper(v6) and I used to be able to to up and down DOM nodes using the keyboard. Specifically, I could move to the next node and move down the page using my left arrow key on my keyboard. This however is now taken over by the Web clipper to move to the next Clipping Type (from Article, moves to Simplified Article) and it's frankly quite annoying. I looked through the docs and the keyboard shortcuts for the new clipper, but I cannot seem to find how to do what I used to be able to do... Let me know if you need screenshots or anything to explain the issue further. Any help would be appreciated!

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Moving the selection to adjacent DOM nodes were never really understood by users and unpredictable so in WC6 we mapped the arrow keys to navigating the sidebar clip actions as this proved more useful for more users. You can still use arrow keys to expand & contract the article selection but the feature of moving it is depreciated. Sorry about that and kudos to you for actually grasping the behavior of it...

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Well that sucks, because I really loved doing it. It allowed me take a clip of the article without the title. Gah! It was so useful ;_;

 

Oh well, innovation means stripping out the bad for the good. Thanks for the response anyways!

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It is really suck. I cannot clip with the correct area I want in many website.

Can you guys make this back? Otherwise, it become total useless for me even with those new features.

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If the left/right arrow keys have been assigned to other functions, can we at least have arrow buttons to move through the page element list, along with the existing expand/contract ones? 

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Can you bring it back as a feature that isn't publicized like some secret keyboard hotkey... I'm at sage 3 of the stages of loss... Bargaining. 

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One more vote to restore this feature somehow. Sometimes the clipper just guesses wrong when it decides which part of the page to clip. Expanding and contracting isn't enough, because there's no control over which section it contracts to.

 

For others suffering with this, a workaround I found is to select text first, before opening the clipper. Then it gives you the option to clip just the selection.

 

This isn't ideal, though, since I don't always think to (or want to) select text before opening the clipper. If I open the clipper and see that it has the wrong section of the page clipped, I have to exit out of it, select the text, then open it again.

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Hope to bring this feature back. Otherwise the the remaining  expand/contract function on the up/down keys would be useless.

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Will consider bringing it back, agree that we can map a less prominent shortcut to it and that should be fine. 

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I - for one - can't even figure out how to use the article clipper now that this feature is gone.  No amount of clicking or button presses select the desired region for me.  I didn't think anything could make me reconsider Evernote... but a completely non-functional web clipper would certainly do it.

 

PLEASE map something... I vote for CTRL + arrow keys (currently unused and a trivially easy transition for advanced users).  Please map the up and down arrows as well so we don't have to remember to press and unpress the CTRL key.

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Another vote from me. As clever as the Clipper is, I doubt even your cleverest programmers will be able to get it to correctly predict where the actual article is on all pages.

 

As an aside, are there any plans to develop an official clipper on Android? I haven't found a third party one that does it well.

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IMO, the Web Clipper is seriously broken without this functionality. I can learn a new keyboard shortcut, but I can't use Web Clipper without this feature. I regularly want to capture a part of the website I'm visiting, but not necessarily all of the main content. I can no longer do that.

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I - for one - can't even figure out how to use the article clipper now that this feature is gone.  No amount of clicking or button presses select the desired region for me.  I didn't think anything could make me reconsider Evernote... but a completely non-functional web clipper would certainly do it.

 

PLEASE map something... I vote for CTRL + arrow keys (currently unused and a trivially easy transition for advanced users).  Please map the up and down arrows as well so we don't have to remember to press and unpress the CTRL key.

 

Same here, article clipping is no longer functional. Even if the handlebars show, they won't move.

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Count mine another vote for the return of this feature in some form.

It's been indispensable for me!

 

I - for one - can't even figure out how to use the article clipper now that this feature is gone.  No amount of clicking or button presses select the desired region for me.  I didn't think anything could make me reconsider Evernote... but a completely non-functional web clipper would certainly do it.

 

PLEASE map something... I vote for CTRL + arrow keys (currently unused and a trivially easy transition for advanced users).  Please map the up and down arrows as well so we don't have to remember to press and unpress the CTRL key.

 

This suggestion seems reasonable. 

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Add a vote for me.  The select article feature is now essentially useless to me, because it almost never selects or contracts to just what I want on the page.  I've been having to use selection but essential things are lost that way.  Bring it back!

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I was using this feature to clip the best answers from stackoverflow. That was a really useful way to get code snippets. 

Now I have to clip the whole page and then look for the correct answer when I need it.

 

Another vote from me!

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Add a vote for me too !

 

There are websites / blogs where the clipper will take the article along with all the comments, and reducing doesn't select the article but a random bit

==> unusable.

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Will consider bringing it back, agree that we can map a less prominent shortcut to it and that should be fine. 

 

Please bring it back.  The new clipper is pretty but you've crippled it by removing useful features.  

 

In the mean time I don't suppose there's a way for me to go back to the old version?

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+1 for me too. Need this functionality. Like Awfki said, is there a way to go back to the old version in the meantime?

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It's completely useless to have such tool like Web Clipper, when there is no possibility to select which region of web page you'd like to clip.

Please, return this functionality back.

 

ps: it's not only left arrow - right arrow is affected too

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One more vote for this feature. Only found article selection today - two very similar pages got article selected differently - the first - by luck - just what I wanted - the second not what I want and I cant change it. Will go try the select alternative. 

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Walking DOM nodes via left & right arrows should be restored in 6.0.2, please make sure you are running that version and let me know if that works for you.  

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Walking DOM nodes via left & right arrows should be restored in 6.0.2, please make sure you are running that version and let me know if that works for you.  

 

You guys rock so hard! This is why I love working with Evernote :) My only gripe now is when I select up or down arrow key the page moves up and down, but I can deal with that.

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Works great for me! Thanks so much guys!

 

 

Walking DOM nodes via left & right arrows should be restored in 6.0.2, please make sure you are running that version and let me know if that works for you.  

 

You guys rock so hard! This is why I love working with Evernote :) My only gripe now is when I select up or down arrow key the page moves up and down, but I can deal with that.

 

 

I found that by holding down ctrl while using the arrow keys the Evernote clip still changes but the page doesn't scroll.

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Thanks, Evernote folks, for bringing back this functionality.  I think you saw from the response that it is a necessary feature!  And I thank y'all for being attentive to customer requests, unlike some other companies out there.  (And by that, I mean Google.)

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