Open Bug 1485052 Opened 4 years ago Updated 9 months ago
Alt + D opens the file menu for german users instead of focusing the search bar
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.
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
That's some poorly named key (see also bug 1005600 and bug 231381) https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/rev/71ef4447db179639be9eff4471f32a95423962d7/browser/base/content/browser-sets.inc#176
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".
(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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