switching tabs with keyboard shouldn't put dotted focus line around page



Tabbed Browser
16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Matthew Miller, Assigned: jag (Peter Annema))


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16 years ago
When one uses the keyboard (ctrl-tab or ctrl-pgup/down) to switch tabs, the
entire page gets an "i'm focused" indicator. This is ugly -- I just want to
switch tabs quickly, not select anything.

Comment 1

16 years ago
Please always indicate OS and build ID in bug-reports.
Ctrl+tab will shift desktop on Linux. Ctrl+pgup/down WFM, day old CVS, Linux: No
dotted focus around the page.

Comment 2

16 years ago
confirming, win98, 2002110208. This has been mildly bugging me for a while now.
Manually switching tabs doesn't do anything like this, but switching between
tabs through a keyboard shortcut gets that dotted focus. (I figure adding a
window.blur() would fix it...)
Ever confirmed: true
OS: All → Windows 98

Comment 3

16 years ago
R.K.Aa -- ctrl-tab does not necessarily shift desktop on Linux -- that is a
window manager-specific thing. In my case, it does indeed get passed to mozilla
and works fine -- but, like ctrl-pgup/down, it exhibits the exact same selection

This is with the 1.2b release; haven't tried it with a nightly on Linux yet, but
nightly on Win98 definitely has identical behavior.
If we don't focus the body, then when you try to scroll with keyboard, the body
won't scroll.  So we should be focusing it.  In fact, I think the bug is in the
mouse-only switching -- we should always show the focus outline...

Comment 5

16 years ago
Keyboard scrolling works fine after switching tabs with the mouse. The focus
still is on the page, there's just no annoying visual indicator of this fact.

Comment 6

16 years ago
Confirmed that this bug happens on newer Linux builds -- 2002110404, just as it
did on older ones (2002031209, for example). I didn't set OS to "All" by
accident; it is, in fact, a cross-platform bug.
OS: Windows 98 → All

Comment 7

16 years ago
Aaron, do you know why switching tabs with Ctrl+Tab puts a dotted focus outline
around the content area while switching tabs with the mouse doesn't?

See also bug 120148, "Tabs don't remember which element was focused when
switching tabs".

Comment 8

16 years ago
Jesse, it's something I'm trying to fix in bug 175893.

Comment 9

15 years ago
WFM in Firebird and Seamonkey.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040128

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040125
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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