Stop autoscrolling with any key (not just Esc)

NEW
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Toolkit
General
a year ago
5 months ago

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(Reporter: xichael, Unassigned)

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Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0
Build ID: 20160623154057

Steps to reproduce:

Press any key (other than Esc) while autoscrolling.


Actual results:

Autoscroll doesn't respond, continues scrolling.


Expected results:

Should be able to escape an autoscroll using whichever key is most convenient/ergonomic (i.e. any key on the keyboard, not just Esc). Particularly handy when jumping between autoscrolling and arrow key/spacebar navigation. This is the behavior of Chrome's autoscrolling, and is sorely missed when in Firefox.
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0

I have tested this issue on Windows 10 x64 with the latest Firefox release (48.0.2) and the latest Nightly (51.0a1-20160831030224) and managed to reproduce it.
When autoscrolling on a page, using the keyboard, you can only escape autoscrolling by pressing the "Esc" key, pressing any other key won't respond.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Panning and Zooming
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Core
Autoscrolling is implemented in toolkit code, toolkit/content/browser-content.js
Component: Panning and Zooming → General
Product: Core → Toolkit
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