Using keyboard to open new windows is erratic




16 years ago
16 years ago


(Reporter: rjs, Assigned: joki)


Windows 2000

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(Not tracked)




16 years ago
Using 1.1 beta (2002072104) on Win2k SP2:
In certain situations (I'm not sure exactly when), pressing the keyboard
combination to open a new browser window (Ctrl-N) does nothing. I can open a
window just fine from the File menu, but the keyboard shortcut does nothing.
Once a new window is opened from the File menu, the keyboard shortcut will work

I've had this happen a few times (I don't remeber detail from previous
occurences). This time, I had two browser windows open, a page loading from a
slow server in window 1, and had just loaded a page in window 2. I tried
initially with the focus on window 2, but switching between the windows would
not solve the problem.

I'm sorry I can't provide more detail on this, but I'm really not sure exactly
what steps caused this.

Comment 1

16 years ago
I'm finding that this is happening consistently on, which uses a
JavaScript package called DynAPI (, which
appears to do a bunch of stuff with keyboard and mouse events (I noticed the
forward/back buttons on my mouse aren't working either, or the arrow
keys/pageup/pagedown for scrolling, though the wheel does work). 

I'm not familiar enough with the JavaScript specs to know if this is valid
behavior and the web site is just annoying/buggy, or if this is a bug in the
browser code. If the behavior is valid, it would be nice to have an option to
disable that ability of JavaScript (just like you can disable JavaScript's
ability to open windows, read cookies, etc.).

Comment 2

16 years ago
it almost certainly is the site code, and it is valid (the specs, and mozilla,
assume that the web page controls are more important than the browser shortcuts).

I would imagine you can stop a script doing that using configurable security
policies -
So, at most, this is a request for a UI to manage permissions for javascript
capturing keypresses, and I can't see that happening.

reporter (Ramesh) - please comment again with what you think should happen here
- I'm afraid would be inclined to say this isn't a valid bug or a likely request.
Severity: normal → enhancement


16 years ago
QA Contact: rakeshmishra → trix

Comment 3

16 years ago
no response, and I don't feel this would be a useful RFE, so resolving...
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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