User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1 In IE I click on a link and read the page. I use Alt + back to go back. Then use Tab to move to the next link. and hit enter. In firefox, if I use tab after using the Alt + back arrow, the first link on the page is selected. When I use back, it still does remember the position of the page but forgets the link that was selected! Using tab after Alt + Back arrow is so convenient. If the focus after using Alt Back is at the text from where I left shouldn't the links behave in the same way? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Click on any link on a page 2. Use Back to go the previous page 3. Use Tab Actual Results: You will find that you have selected the first link on the page. Expected Results: The next link
Related bug 79443.
Summary: Loose Focus after using "back" → Loose Focus after using "back"
Loosing the focus on a link is indeed annoying, especially when using the keyboard to look through a list of search results (a rather frequent use case, I would have assumed).
I have the same problem. Am running Firefox 0.9.2 and earlier 0.8 and Windows XP. Same deal with both versions. Really annoying for a keyboard navigator like myself.
Assignee: firefox → aaronleventhal
Component: General → Accessibility
QA Contact: firefox.general → bugzilla
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040921 Firefox/0.10 Occurs here too
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 36539 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Summary: Loose Focus after using "back" → Lose Focus after using "back"
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