Support going through awesome bar options with Control-N and Control-P on macOS

NEW
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Status

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P5
normal
a year ago
2 months ago

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(Reporter: hi, Unassigned)

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Mac OS X
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox57 wontfix)

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Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.12; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0
Build ID: 20170808170225

Steps to reproduce:

Attempted to use Control-N and Control-P keyboard shortcuts to select the next and previous items (respectively) in an open <select> menu and in the address bar autocomplete pop-up.


Actual results:

Keyboard shortcuts had no effect on the <select> menu but moved the cursor to the start and end of the address bar (functionality which is already provided by Control-A and Control-E).


Expected results:

The actively selected item should have changed. This is how these interface elements behave in Chrome and Safari, and these keyboard shortcuts are also supported in other macOS UI elements. 

This page lists the standard keyboard shortcuts for macOS and includes Control-P and Control-N:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236
Component: Untriaged → Keyboard: Navigation
Product: Firefox → Core
(Reporter)

Comment 1

a year ago
Looking at this again today I'm realizing that I was mistaken about the way Control-N and Control-P affect <select> elements in other browsers. It seems like Firefox's behavior is consistent in this case.

I'm familiar with this keyboard shortcut from other contexts (Spotlight search results, Terminal history, browser autocomplete) so I assumed it worked the same way with <select> elements.
(In reply to Christian Wesselhoeft from comment #1)
> Looking at this again today I'm realizing that I was mistaken about the way
> Control-N and Control-P affect <select> elements in other browsers. It seems
> like Firefox's behavior is consistent in this case.

Thank you for following up. Should we mark this as INVALID, then?
Flags: needinfo?(hi)
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Comment 3

a year ago
The request for Ctrl-N and Ctrl-P to change the focused item in the address bar dropdown is still valid.

If there is no interest in supporting that feature, I understand. It's just something that works in Safari and Chrome so I was surprised when it did not work in Firefox.
Flags: needinfo?(hi)
(In reply to Christian Wesselhoeft from comment #3)
> The request for Ctrl-N and Ctrl-P to change the focused item in the address
> bar dropdown is still valid.

Gotcha, thanks! I moved this to a better component.
Component: Keyboard: Navigation → Location Bar
OS: Unspecified → Mac OS X
Product: Core → Firefox
Hardware: Unspecified → All
Summary: Feature Request: Support Control-N and Control-P key commands on macOS → Support going through awesome bar options with Control-N and Control-P on macOS
status-firefox57: --- → wontfix
Priority: -- → P5

Updated

a year ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 5

11 months ago
I'm need this feature too, I use Ctrl+N and Ctrl+P everyday, it works in most applications on macOS, but Firefox.

Updated

4 months ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1466436

Comment 7

2 months ago
Please add support for Ctrl+N/Ctrl+P in the address bar. Currently it behaves very unnaturally for people with Mac OS background.
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