If the "Find in this page" dialog on the bottom of the browser has focus, you can't hit enter to follow links. Enter, instead, searches within the page. I suggest allowing someone to hit Escape to highlight the selected link. In summary, hitting escape would drop you down to normal type-ahead find mode (with the find dialog not having focus), or if type-ahead find isn't enabled, just have that link selected so you can click enter on it. How to reproduce: 1) Go to http://www.google.com 2) Type CTRL+F 3) Type "Advertising Prog" 4) See that there is no way to keyboard navigate to the link quickly. Hitting enter just does another search Off-topic, but related: You also can't keyboard navigate to Find New, Find Previous, and Highlight within this bar.
That's kind of an obvious statement "if something that isn't the link has focus, you can't hit enter to follow the link that doesn't have focus" If you want to use old-style TAF then turn it on from Tools->Options-Advanced->Start finding when I begin typing and this works. There just isn't a way to have focus be in two places at once.
Assignee: aaronleventhal → firefox
Component: Keyboard Navigation → Find Toolbar / FastFind
QA Contact: jruderman
That's why hitting escape would return focus to the page. I'll write a better summary.
Severity: major → enhancement
Summary: Using "Find in this page" doesn't allow you to hit enter to follow links → When using "Find in this page", allow method to give focus back to web page.
Assignee: firefox → nobody
QA Contact: fast.find
Fixed in bug 259454. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 259454 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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