Closed Bug 1796096 Opened 2 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Add a shift+esc keyboard shortcut to quickly open about:processes

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(Toolkit :: Performance Monitoring, enhancement)

enhancement

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RESOLVED FIXED
108 Branch
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relnote-firefox --- 108+
firefox108 --- fixed

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(Reporter: florian, Assigned: florian)

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On Windows ctrl+shift+esc quickly opens the system task manager, and on both Edge and Chrome, shift+esc opens the in-browser task manager.

I think we should also use this keyboard shortcut for our about:processes page.

I'm not sure if we should limit this to Windows or use the shortcut everywhere. I don't think it hurts on other platforms, but on Mac Safari doesn't seem to have a Task Manager, and Chrome's Task Manager doesn't have a shortcut.

Pushed by fqueze@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/9e7b1eec3733
Add a shift+esc keyboard shortcut to quickly open about:processes, r=mconley.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → 108 Branch

:florian would you like to add a relnote for this in fx108?

Flags: needinfo?(florian)

(In reply to Dianna Smith [:diannaS] from comment #4)

:florian would you like to add a relnote for this in fx108?

Good idea!

Release Note Request (optional, but appreciated)
[Why is this notable]: While adding the shortcut is a small change, it is a good opportunity to give some attention to about:processes (which was already available from the relatively hidden "More tools -> Task Manager" menu item of the hamburger menu since bug 1777563 / Firefox 104).
[Affects Firefox for Android]: no
[Suggested wording]: The shift+esc keyboard shortcut now opens the Process Manager, offering a way to quickly identify processes that are using too much resources.
[Links (documentation, blog post, etc)]:

relnote-firefox: --- → ?
Flags: needinfo?(florian)
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