need keyboard shortcut to reliably focus main window

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

()

Firefox
General
--
enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
15 years ago
15 years ago

People

(Reporter: matthew arnison, Assigned: Blake Ross)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Hi, 

I like to use the keyboard as much as I can, and generally that is pretty
convenient in Mozilla (not as convenient as I'd like or I'd switch from Galeon
but that's another story). 

Anyway, oftentimes I want to page down or search within the main web page pane
of the window. The annoying thing is there's no reliable way to focus the main
window short of clicking it with the mouse. Tab will cycle through but you're
never sure if you've got focus, there's no visual indication (which would be
nice too). 

I love how you can press Ctrl-L to reliably get to the location bar. There
should be another simple shortcut that gives the main window focus. It should
*not* focus on a form field but on the page itself. Focusing on the first form
field is a separate operation; it would mean anytime the page has a form field
(which is often) I'd still be stuck with clicking.

Thanks for your work on free software.

Cheers,
Matthew.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.
2.
3.

Comment 1

15 years ago
this does not make sense
this makes some sense, but we don't have the keyboard shortcuts to spare for
something as low on the radar as this.  Maybe an extension could do something
like this, but given that with the sidebar closed, I can focus the content area
in two presses of TAB from the address bar, this is certainly no major usability
win, and would be taking one of the few remaining shortcut keys.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
QA Contact: mpconnor
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 3

15 years ago
verified wontfix
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.