Show keyboard shortcuts in popover menus
This is a tentative, exploratory request from the design team - we'd be interested in showing keyboard shortcuts in popover menus. The idea would be to show them to the right of the menu items, like you see in regular menus.
The original motivation for this change was to advertise the shortcut for opening the keyboard shortcuts windows (Ctrl+F1), but during discussions we realised that we weren't sure why the shortcuts aren't shown more generally.
The obvious advantage is that it will allow people to learn the keyboard shortcuts more easily. The potential challenges are:
- The menus could get too noisy and busy
- We might end up in a situation where developers feel that every menu item requires a shortcut, or
- We might end up in a situation where developers feel that every shortcut requires a menu item
So, this is something that we'd like to test and evaluate before making a commitment one way or another. If the keyboard shortcuts don't work out globally, we could possibly just show the shortcut for the keyboard shortcuts window.