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.
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.
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...)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: All → Windows 98
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 behavior. 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...
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.
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
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".
Jesse, it's something I'm trying to fix in bug 175893.
WFM in Firebird and Seamonkey. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040128 Firebird/0.8.0+ Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040125
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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