Keyboard shortcuts for search - cumbersome

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Search
3 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: Axel, Unassigned)

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3 years ago
Navigating from address box to document using the keyboard has become unintentionally cumbersome with the latest updated to search UI:

Hitting [TAB] when the search text box has focus results in switching between search engines instead of forwarding focus to the document.

This is quite cumbersome in daily use.

There are so many keys available for switching the search engine, incl. [CTRL]+[ARROW DOWN]/[ARROW UP] that the [TAB] key should be reserved for only switching between search text box, document and address bar (using [SHIFT]+[TAB]).
Component: Search → Keyboard Navigation

Comment 1

2 years ago
I too encounter this very annoying issue with Brand New Search UI.
Blocks: 1088660
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Keyboard Navigation → Search
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

2 years ago
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STR:
1. Type "a" in Searchbar
2. Click in Urlbar
3. Press Tab
4. Press Tab

Result:       After Step 4 the 1st "One Off Button" is focused
Expectations: After Step 4 page content should gain focus

Note:
 This not only happens because [1] {tab key now cycles between alternate search engines}, but also
 because [2] {suggestions appear automatically when user focuses searchbar with any input}
 I can list several bugs caused by [2]
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