Alt + D opens the file menu for german users instead of focusing the search bar

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5 months ago
5 months ago

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(Reporter: andi.lenhardt, Unassigned)

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Description

5 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:61.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/61.0
Build ID: 20180807170231

Steps to reproduce:

Pressed Alt + D 


Actual results:

The hidden menu bar appeared and the file menu was selected. 

This behavier also works for the following commands:
Alt + X opens the opens the manu bar and selects the "Extras" tab. 
Alt + C does the same with the Chronik tab. 
Alt + B opens the "Barbeiten" tab, 
Alt + A the "Ansicht" tab, 
Alt + L the "Lesezeichen" tab, 
Alt + H the "Hilfe" tab.


Expected results:

The serach bar should be focused like the Ctrl + L command does.

Comment 1

5 months ago
It looks like Alt+s is set to focus the address bar:
https://pontoon.mozilla.org/de/firefox/all-resources/?string=75703
Component: Untriaged → de / German
Product: Firefox → Mozilla Localizations
Version: 61 Branch → unspecified
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Comment 3

5 months ago
I see. 
It might be good to describe this behavior in a forum or in the help or elsewhere.
There are two forum question examples where people are reporting this: 
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1230509
Older
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14532

Is this expected because of the first letter language difference? We might want to note that in the documentation if so? 
https://screenshots.firefox.com/sK4G2hkxSF7kEPM8/support.mozilla.org it looks like the documentation is accurate, perhaps this is expected?
The problem is that this is not an accesskey, it basically acts like a command key (shortcut). Since the name implies it's an accesskeys, most languages will simply localize it depending on the label used for "Address bar".
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 6

5 months ago
(In reply to Francesco Lodolo [:flod] from comment #5)
> The problem is that this is not an accesskey, it basically acts like a
> command key (shortcut). Since the name implies it's an accesskeys, most
> languages will simply localize it depending on the label used for "Address
> bar".

Well, the problem is a bit more complicated here as "Alt+D" *correctly* opens the "Datei" menu in all kinds of applications (and has done so for ages in German-language applications on various platforms), including Firefox.

Now the supposedly international command key for the address bar clashes with this standard behavior of German-language applications. Command keys with "Alt" are fun, aren't they?
For that reason, the intention from my side is to either change the SUMO documentation for German or create a Firefox bug that shortcuts shouldn't only use the Alt modifier. Please pick your choice.
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