Some shortcuts (mostly devtools-related) don't work in non-english keyboard layouts



Mozilla Localizations
ru / Russian
a year ago
10 months ago


(Reporter: arni2033, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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a year ago
>>>   My Info:   Win7_64, Nightly 49, 32bit, ID 20160526082509
1. Change keyboard layout to russian
2. Try one of shortcuts below in appropriate place of browser (i.e. devtools)

AR:  Shortcuts don't work correctly (don't work at all or propagate from devtools to browser)
ER:  Shortcuts should work correctly

The list of shortcuts that do not work:
  right_Alt+Left/Right to navigate to previous/next page in tab history
- Ctrl+` in Panorama (x4 - bug 591935)
// Devtools
// Debugger
// Debugger -> click into the filter field


a year ago
No longer blocks: 1277113
Component: Untriaged → Keyboard: Navigation
Product: Firefox → Core
I'm not entirely certain this is the correct component, so please correct if needed. Thanks!

Comment 2

10 months ago
Sounds like devtool fits better? And we perhaps needs someone consulting the localization thing.
Component: Keyboard: Navigation → Developer Tools
Product: Core → Firefox
:flod, any advice here?  Maybe there are issues in Russian strings, but they seem to look okay to me after a quick skim.
Flags: needinfo?(francesco.lodolo)
Locales can update them if needed: for example, in Italian, to obtain [ you need to press Alt+è, which invalidates any shortcut using it. 

I'm not familiar with the typical Russian keyboard layout, but it might be that you need to press another metakey like shift to get V or E, etc.

I don't think there's a lot we can do to fix this kind of issues, especially for languages using a different alphabet.
Flags: needinfo?(francesco.lodolo)
Okay, moving to Russian localization team for now.  It's not clear that a code change is needed yet.
Component: Developer Tools → ru / Russian
Product: Firefox → Mozilla Localizations
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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