From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.8) Gecko/20020205 BuildID: 2002020511 Missing key bindings in text entry fields: - Delete key - Ctrl+Shift+Home - Ctrl+Shift+End This is a serious problem, since it makes it very difficult to select and delete the entire text entry field using just the keyboard. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1) Open www.google.com 2) Type some words into the text entry field 3) Type Ctrl+A 4) Press the Delete key - It doesn't do anything 5) Press Ctrl+D - This works properly 6) Press Ctrl+Shift+End - It doesn't do anything - It's supposed to go to the end of the field, selected all text from the cursor 7) Press Ctrl+E, then Ctrl+Shift+End - Same problem as #6 Actual Results: See above. Expected Results: It should have processed the keystrokes as it did in 0.9.7. It's mysterious why those bindings have vanished in this release.
The simplest way to select all in url-field is hitting Esc. (and backspace to delete all) 3) & 4): Ctrl+A is an emacs keybinding honored by mozilla, and it moves cursor to start of line. See bug 72352. 6) WFM (linux CVS) - whole line is selected. Was the cursor at beginning of line when you hit ctrl+shift+end? (Ctrl+shift+home works when cursor is at end of line.) 7) ctrl+e goes to end of line - ctrl+shift+home selects all. Suggesting dup of bug 72352
This turned out to be an installation issue. When Mozilla 0.9.7 was upgraded to 0.9.8, it seems that something may have been left behind in the X server which caused these bindings to disappear. I killed X11 completely, then restarted and the problem has disappeared. As such, this is not a bug, and I apologize for any inconvenience.