Closed Bug 243752 Opened 20 years ago Closed 18 years ago

No keyboard shortcut for closing "in the sidebar" bookmarks sidebars


(Firefox :: Keyboard Navigation, defect, P5)

2.0 Branch



Firefox 2 beta2


(Reporter: asaf, Assigned: pilgrim)



(Keywords: access)


(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040416 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040416 Firefox/0.8

Currently, the only way to close a non-bundled sidebar (e.g.
bugzilla/Blogupdates) is via the sidebar close button. We need to implement a
keyboard shortcut for it.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
It would also help if the installed sidebars showed up in View-> Sidebar-> 
Keywords: access
This doesn't seem to be a dupe, so confirming.

If we want Firefox to be accessible to those who can't use the mouse, this is
definitely needed. I'm nominating F9 as a Close Siderbar button (don't confuse
this with Bug 184565 which suggested F9 as both Close *and Open* Sidebar button).

Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: bugzilla
Assignee: firefox → aaronleventhal
Component: General → Keyboard Navigation
QA Contact: bugzilla → jruderman
Blocks: firekey
Keywords: sec508
Priority: -- → P3
Priority: P3 → P5
Work around og to view menu
Severity: normal → minor
Keywords: sec508
Assignee: aaronleventhal → nobody
Component: Keyboard Navigation → Places
QA Contact: jruderman → places
Rather than futzing with global keyboard shortcuts, I recommend we simply add the sidebar close button to the tab order, so the user can tab to it and press ENTER to close the sidebar.  Patch tested with Inspect32 and WindowEyes 5.5 on Windows; close button is exposed as role=pushbutton, name="Close sidebar" (localized) and read correctly by WindowEyes.
Attachment #211146 - Flags: review?(mconnor)
Changing to keyboard navigation component. Places doesn't even have a sidebar.
Component: Places → Keyboard Navigation
Assignee: nobody → pilgrim
Attachment #211146 - Flags: ui-review?(beltzner)
Attachment #211146 - Flags: review?(mconnor)
Attachment #211146 - Flags: review?(bugs.mano)
Comment on attachment 211146 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch to add sidebar close button to tab order

Is there any focus feedback (i.e. outline) when the button is focused?
Yes, the entire close button icon is enclosed in the usual focus rectangle.
I'm updating the status whiteboard field so I can run an intenral report.  Don't interpret this as impatience; I know things are crazy right now.
Whiteboard: [review needed]
The patch seems to have rotted (on branch, at least) a little bit. I hacked the CSS manually, though, and didn't see the effect (on Mac). But maybe we should be supporting the close tab (Accel-W) shortcut in the sidebar instead of tabbing over to the closebutton? Otherwise you get this weird effect where you've got the sidebar in focus (with a focus rect!) and Accel-W closes the tab that's *not* currently given focus.
Re-diffed against latest trunk.

I disagree with Beltzner that changing the behavior of Accel-W is the appropriate solution for this bug.  The behavior you describe already exists (lots of sidebars can have focused elements, but Accel-W still closes the unfocused browser tab), but this patch doesn't make that inconsistent behavior any worse.

And yeah, you won't see the focus rectangle on Mac OS X.  Test on Windows or Linux or some other platform that shows focus rectangles on random things.
Attachment #211146 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #222904 - Flags: superreview?(beltzner)
Attachment #222904 - Flags: review?(bugs.mano)
Attachment #211146 - Flags: ui-review?(beltzner)
Attachment #211146 - Flags: review?(bugs.mano)
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 2 beta1
QA Contact: places → keyboard.navigation
Comment on attachment 222904 [details] [diff] [review]
Focusable close box

Setting the right flag
Attachment #222904 - Flags: superreview?(beltzner) → ui-review?(beltzner)
Comment on attachment 222904 [details] [diff] [review]
Focusable close box

I still think it's strange that the non-focused tab gets closed on accel-w, but that's a separate bug, I guess.
Attachment #222904 - Flags: ui-review?(beltzner) → ui-review+
Comment on attachment 222904 [details] [diff] [review]
Focusable close box

This will do for now, r=mano.
Attachment #222904 - Flags: review?(bugs.mano) → review+
Whiteboard: [review needed] → [checkin needed]
trunk: mozilla/browser/base/content/browser.css 1.20
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [checkin needed]
Target Milestone: Firefox 2 beta1 → Firefox 2 beta2
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
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