Open Bug 1571306 Opened 6 months ago Updated 6 months ago

Preferences Dialog: Unable to Navigate to Individual Preference Panels using Single Letter Keyboard Navigation


(Firefox :: Preferences, enhancement)

68 Branch
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(Reporter: elliottabarnes, Unassigned)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/68.0

Steps to reproduce:

To reproduce (tested with the NVDA screen reader, but should be the same for sightet/mouse users):

  1. Open the main Preferences dialog (Tools/Options)

  2. Place focus on the list of preference categories (General, Search, etc)

  3. If you're an NVDA user, enable Focus Mode; otherwise, skip this step

  4. As a test, press the letter "P"; at this point, Firefox should ideally place focus on the "Privacy & Security" category; however, nothing happens and focus remains where it previously was

Actual results:

Focus stayed on the previously focused category.

Expected results:

Ideally, depending on the letter pressed Firefox should jump to the first category that has the starting letter of the key that was just pressed.

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Component: Untriaged → Preferences
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