User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030504 Mozilla Firebird/0.6 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030504 Mozilla Firebird/0.6 (See also bug 171545). Alt-F should open the File menu. But in the bookmark manager, it creates a new folder instead. Pressing Alt first and then F opens the file menu. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open bookmark mgr and press Alt-F.
The problem is that the toolbar uses mnemonic keyboard shortcuts, which of course it shouldn't. Confirming and changing summary.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows ME → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Alt-F in bookmark mgr creates new Folder sted opening File menu → Bookmark Manager toolbar shouldn't use accesskeys
What's wrong with using mnemonic keyboard shortcuts (accesskeys)? Couldn't we just change "New Folder" to not use 'F' as its accesskey?
yup, there is another conflict with alt-S (search and new separator) Suggestions are welcomed!
It's just my opinion that mnemonic keyboard shortcuts doesn't have a place in toolbars, which are for mice, not keyboards. Remember, these are not command buttons. If you can point me to other programs that uses mnemonic shortcuts, maybe I could change my position in this regard.
This is not about this, but close File>Export and Edit use the same access key but Alt+E brings up Edit
How come the summary is like that? Removing toolbar doesn't fix it does it? [F]ile and File>New [F]older would still use Alt+F even if accesskeys removed from toolbar Maybe it should be Alt+E, Alt+F, Alt+S are shared by more than 1 menu item each
David, your response to this bug is that the problem is that the toolbar shouldn't use accesskeys. That wouldn't fix Alt+F= File>New [F]older but not [F]ile Alt+S= [S]earch but not File>New [S]eparator Alt+E= [E]dit but not File>[E]xport
taking QA contact, sorry about the bugspam
QA Contact: asa → mconnor
*** Bug 214365 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
comment 6 and comment 7: If you hide the toolbar (View-Toolbar), Alt-F opens the File menu. If you want to create a new folder, you've got to press F a second time, while the file menu is open. If you want to create a separator, you've got to press S while the file menu is open. If you want to export, you've got to press E while the file menu is open. Therefore, it's Alt-F-F, Alt-F-S and Alt-F-E. Therefore everything will be fine if the toolbar doesn't take over Alt-F but let you open the file menu. David is right.
David is right in that if you removed all of the toolbar keybindings, it'd be resolved. Of course it would, but that doesn't mean its necessarily the right answer for those people who want keyboard access in this screen. Obviously we need to have two new keys mapped, but no one has made a suggestion yet. (Mozilla fixed this a little while back already) The other option is to have keyboard shortcuts that aren't accesskeys: Ctrl-F: New Folder Ctrl-B: New Bookmark Ctrl-S: New Separator Ctrl-K: Search (parity with the search bar shortcut in the browser) This would also be better parity with how other apps behave, since the functions would work even with the toolbar disabled.
Summary: Bookmark Manager toolbar shouldn't use accesskeys → Duplicate accesskeys in Bookmarks Manager toolbar/menu
*** Bug 233992 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 237942 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 245183 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This has been rather glaringly visible for quite some time. Worth a 0.9 fix, or perhaps 1.0? (using FF 20040531 on Win32)
(In reply to comment #11) > David is right in that if you removed all of the toolbar keybindings, it'd be > resolved. Of course it would, but that doesn't mean its necessarily the right > answer for those people who want keyboard access in this screen. I certainly didn't mean disabling keyboard access. But the fact is, a toolbar is a mouse aid, not a keyboard aid, and toolbars don't have mnemonic keyboard shortcuts. Menus and controls do, however. All functions in the Bookmark Manager are accessible with the keyboard already, but it could help having keyboard shortcuts for important features, so here is my suggesion: 1. Remove all mnemonic keyboard shortcuts from the toolbar. 2. Add (at least) the following important keyboard shortcuts to the menu: * Ctrl+F: New Folder * Ctrl+B: New Bookmark And no, bugs like this don't block releases. Ever.
Severity: normal → minor
Flags: blocking0.9? → blocking0.9-
(In reply to comment #16) > And no, bugs like this don't block releases. Ever. not 0.5, but 1.0, yes, we should fix this to meet accessibility standards.
Assignee: p_ch → mconnor
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox1.0beta
(In reply to comment #17) > (In reply to comment #16) > > And no, bugs like this don't block releases. Ever. > > not 0.5, but 1.0, yes, we should fix this to meet accessibility standards. Then I assume [meta] bug 204402 is a 1.0 blocker too?
Ctrl+F is usually the shortcut for Find. I don't think we should be special-casing that one for this window. What about using Ctrl+N for the more common function, being New Bookmark?
(In reply to comment #19) > Ctrl+F is usually the shortcut for Find. I don't think we should be > special-casing that one for this window. > > What about using Ctrl+N for the more common function, being New Bookmark? Sound good, but what about New Folder then?
15 years ago
Priority: -- → P3
Next-available consonant? Ctrl+L?
*** Bug 247752 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've got a patch for the original issue, the duplicate 'F' access key, in bug 246431. For the record, my opinion is that if there are text labels on toolbar buttons then it's perfectly fine, and for me preferable, to have access keys.
15 years ago
I was going to change this to 'l', but I notice on the branch that it's already 'o'. In my opinion, this is the wrong access key. MS's, and I believe Apple's, access key guildelines support consonants over vowels.
Our accesskey guidelines <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/ui/accessibility/accesskey.html> say to avoid 'l' as an accesskey.
I stand corrected. Thanks Jesse. Adding fixed-aviary1.0 keyword.
not fixed yet, we still need an access key for separator/search any objections to t for separator? if I get nothing in three hours, it'll go in on branch/trunk so we can close this out.
ok, NOW, its fixed-aviary.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
in bookmarks toolbar and bookmarks manager context menus, these two accesskeys conflict (redundant S): New _Separator _Sort by Name tested with 2004100609-0.9+ (linux fc2). should another bug be filed for this?
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → bookmarks
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