Closed Bug 1577144 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Social Tracking Protection doorhanger is not accessible via keyboard


(Firefox :: Protections UI, defect)

70 Branch
Not set



Tracking Status
firefox70 --- affected


(Reporter: obotisan, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Whiteboard: [skyline][stp])

Affected versions

  • Firefox 70.a01

Affected platforms

  • Windows 10 x64
  • Ubuntu 18.04 x64
  • macOS 10.13


  • Change the value for this prefs in about:config
    privacy.socialtracking.notification.period.min to 0 (this will make sure that the doorhanger appears every time)
    privacy.socialtracking.notification.max to 20 (this will make the doorhanger appear 20 times)

Steps to reproduce

  1. Go to this link
  2. Try to navigate the doorhanger by using the keyboards (press on "Space" or "Enter" when the focus is on the shield symbol).

Expected result

  • The doorhanger is in focus and can be navigated via keyboards.

Actual result

  • The doorhanger is dismissed.
  • The Privacy Panel is opened.

Regression range

  • I don't think this is a regression.

Additional notes

  • I am not sure that this is the expected behaviour, but it's better to have all the areas covered.

Hi Marco, can you do me the favor and assess this from your perspective? Is the doorhanger (see STR above) entirely inaccessible to you? If so, we should probably try to fix this.

Flags: needinfo?(mzehe)
Whiteboard: [skyline][stp]

Strictly on PTO this week, but here's my quick take on this: This doorhanger is in the F6 order. So, focus must first be set to it via F6 before tab moves to any controls. I've tried it once when it appeared, and it worked for me.

Perhaps this could be retested with the F6 order being considered. Because I don't think we have a bug here.

Flags: needinfo?(mzehe)

And don't use the shield icon, that is indeed used to open the privacy panel. Once the doorhanger appears, press F6 once or multiple times until focus is in the doorhanger.

Alright, that sounds perfect, thank you and sorry for interrupting your vacation :)

Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
See Also: → 1588450
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