Mouse shortcuts to open link in new window doesn't work if sticky keys are turned on




Keyboard: Navigation
14 years ago
2 days ago


(Reporter: Krishnakumar B, Unassigned)


Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1

The mouse shortcut to open links in a new window (Shift + LeftClick) doesn't
work when I have enabled the Accessibility feature (Use Sticky Keys) in Windows
XP. Though I haven't tested, the other mouse shortcuts which involve pressing
one of shift, control etc might also be broken. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open "Accessibility Options" in Windows Control Panel. Select "Use Sticky
   keys." Select "Settings". Uncheck all the options except "Use shortcut". 
2. Open Firefox. Shift+Leftclick on a link. 

Actual Results:  
Link opens up in the same window.

Expected Results:  
Link should open up in a new window.

When "Use sticky keys" is turned off, the links opens correctly in a new window.
Isn't this by definition what sticky keys does? With sticky keys, are you not
able to press shift once, let it go, then click the link to open in a new window?

Comment 2

14 years ago
Your suggestion, i.e., press Shift, Release Shift, Leftclick doesn't work. Not
that it matters, but what I am trying to acheive works in IE.
Confirmed with both Firefox and Seamonkey: with StickyKeys on, if you tab to a
link, press and release Shift, then press Enter, you get the Shift+Enter action,
but if you press and release Shift, then left-click, you get the unmodified
left-click action.

--> Browser on the assumption that it's something shared in the backend about
getting key status on mouse events.
Assignee: firefox → aaronleventhal
Component: General → Keyboard: Navigation
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Browser
QA Contact: firefox.general
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 4

12 years ago
This also applies in Windows 2000 Professional.
Mass un-assigning bugs assigned to Aaron.
Assignee: aaronleventhal → nobody
QA Contact: keyboard.navigation

Comment 6

2 days ago
Per policy at If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Last Resolved: 2 days ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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