From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt; Creative) BuildID: 2002080104 When a menupoint (for instance the "file" menu) has focus, and you tabbed back to a page with long content that you scrolled, it will bounce back to the top. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Visit www.cnn.com 2. Scroll half-way down 3. Click once on the "File" menupoint, then again to make the file menu disappear but to leave the focus on "File" 4. Tab back to viewport Actual Results: Scrolled content bounced back to the top of the page Expected Results: Page should not have scrolled back up.
that's because, the topmost element on the page get's the focus.
But surely that's wrong behaviour? If I don't have a mouse, and using only the keyboard to get around, I don't want my page bouncing around all the time, do I? Just think if the page is thousands of lines long...
Works for me. Pressing Tab while a menu is open dismisses the menu without changing focus. Pressing Tab while the address bar has focus focuses the content area without changing the scroll position; you have to press Tab again to focus the first item on the page. See also bug 23914.
Jesse: You didn't quite follow my instructions. Click on a menu point (like "File" or "Edit"), then click that exact same menu again. The menu point you clicked will still have focus, you just might not be able to see it. If you then press tab, the scrolled viewport will jump back up to the first link on that page. In this respect, Mozilla seems to be doing two different things: Tab from the focussed menu point: page jumps. Tab from the URL bar: page stays at the same position.
Clicking twice on a menu does not leave focus on the menu bar. You can see that it doesn't by pressing the down key or by moving your mouse away from the menu bar. Pressing the Alt key by itself does put focus on the menu bar, and pressing Tab in that case unfocuses the menu bar without doing anything else (like pressing Esc).
Assignee: Matti → aaronl
Component: Browser-General → Keyboard Navigation
QA Contact: asa → sairuh
and invalid per comment 5. Indeed, the second click re-focuses the main content area.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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