Closed Bug 137325 Opened 18 years ago Closed 16 years ago
Element Properties window doesn't close with control/command+w
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020311 BuildID: 2002031103 The properties window (the popup that comes up when I click Properties in the right-mouse menu with the mouse over a hyperlink) is the only window I've found on Mozilla that won't close with the control-W key combination. Every other window gives you at least that hotkey (if not a file menu with a Close option.) It is inconsistent and inconvenient for this window to depend on window-manager features. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.open a page with hyperlinks 2.move mouse to link 3.hold right mouse-button 4.select "Properties" 5.press C-w futilely Actual Results: nothing Expected Results: close the properties window
A lot of windows and dialogs don't close with Ctrl+W: Properties, Open Web Location..., File Bookmark. Could Ctrl+W be made a default shortcut for all windows?
Assignee: sgehani → aaronl
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: XP Apps → Keyboard Navigation
Ever confirmed: true
OS: SunOS → All
QA Contact: paw → sairuh
Hardware: Sun → All
Summary: Properties window doesn't close with C-w → Properties window doesn't close with Ctrl-W
none of theom should have. someone force fed it down one window over objections. we should be consistent,
That would also work. Page Info accepts Ctrl+W, but I don't know if any other windows do.
it's the only one i know of, i still object to it.
I don't have a strong opinion either way.
View Source also does not close with ctrl-w in build 2002062508
Summary: Properties window doesn't close with Ctrl-W → Element Properties window doesn't close with control/command+w
*** Bug 164888 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Is this very difficult to implement? Not being able to close a window using the keyboard is a serious accessibility bug, IMHO. I have to admit I don't understand comment #2 at all.
IMO windows like element properties shouldn't have the ctl/cmd+w shortcut to close, particularly if the patch in bug 138633 goes in. Windows with a File -> Close menu item should have this shortcut (page info shouldn't IMO).
As long as all windows provide some means of closing themselves, everything is fine. Remeber that no window manager is required to give the user a close button to click on. They're not even required to provide the user with a mouse cursor. It's either a keystroke or a button to close the window, or I have to run xkill and nuke it from orbit. (thankfully this does not take out all of mozilla, only the window in question) It's not like accel-w is used to do anything else in any other part of mozilla or anything. Even escape is pretty much not overloaded, and would work quite well dispite the fact that you can't really cancel an element properties window. Anyway, just my two cents on the matter.
personally i'm annoyed at accel-w, because i've been using normal windows apps recently (outlook) and it doesn't do what i foolishly expect. I blame mozilla.
My reply to comment #12 is here: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199424#c8 It seems to be the more appropriate bug. Prog.
Hitting the "Esc" key will close the window.
*** Bug 241020 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 199424 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Component: Keyboard: Navigation → User events and focus handling
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