Closed Bug 275519 Opened 19 years ago Closed 19 years ago
[Mac] Support Command+Option+Arrows for tab switching (like Camino)
We have decided to drop ctrl+tab/shift-tab on mac for tabbrowser (see bug 169589 and bug 264787). As Ctrl+PageDown/PageUp isn't a good replacement, we need to support a different keybindings on Mac. Best would be to use Safari's keybindings; as of the time of writing, it uses Command+Shift+Arrows which is not acceptiable as it drops common selection keybindings. However, Camino uses Command+Option+Arrows which (1) doesn't conflict with anything else. (2) won't be needed on other platfroms (Accel+Alt keybindings)
Severity: normal → enhancement
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox1.1
I think the reason that Safari uses cmd+shift+arrows is that it's pretty darn impossible to press cmd+option+arrow on a laptop keyboard. There's only one option key, on the left side of the keyboard, whereas you can easily press cmd+shift+arrows. Something as simple as changing tabs shouldn't require two hands.
We're not going to drop Command+Shift+Arrows for text selction.
In Safari, select to end of line and select to beginning of line is bound to ctrl-shift-arrow. Why using command-shift-arrow for this is so important? Besides, I tried to use right command-right shift-arrows to switch tabs in Safari (I have a PB), and it was a pain. Besides, I redefined Return key to Option, thus a command-option-arrow would be good to me too.
depend bug211247 ?
no (and that one will be wontfixed, at some point)
Whiteboard: [have patch]
update to tip + nit picking.
Comment on attachment 178913 [details] [diff] [review] v1.1 bah, it's becoming late.
Comment on attachment 178913 [details] [diff] [review] v1.1 needs update
Component: Tabbed Browser → XUL Widgets
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Target Milestone: Firefox1.1 → mozilla1.8beta3
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Attachment #187115 - Flags: first-review?(mconnor) → first-review+
Attachment #187115 - Flags: approval-aviary1.1a2?
Attachment #187115 - Flags: approval-aviary1.1a2? → approval-aviary1.1a2+
Checking in tabbox.xml; /cvsroot/mozilla/toolkit/content/widgets/tabbox.xml,v <-- tabbox.xml new revision: 1.25; previous revision: 1.24 done
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
asaf: so the "fix" for bug 275549 was checked in 6/28/05. any trunk nightly after that is going to have this problem. ff 1.0.6 still allows one to switch tabs with ctrl-tab. i guarantee we're going to see a lot of folks reporting this problem as soon as there is a real release based on the trunk. at the very least, we're going to need to relnote this. can we pref this behavior, or something? making a user hit three keys (cmd-option-arrows) requires both hands which just sucks for something as commonly used as tab switching :(
(In reply to comment #12) > ff 1.0.6 still allows one to switch tabs with ctrl-tab. i guarantee we're going > to see a lot of folks reporting this problem as soon as there is a real release > based on the trunk. at the very least, we're going to need to relnote this. You're right. Seems like I'm the first one to report this ;) First I thought it's a focus problem, but even after clicking in the window ctrl+tab didn't work. I did take a look at the release notes but it only mentioned something about "better support for mac os x" and nothing about removing stuff. > can we pref this behavior, or something? > > making a user hit three keys (cmd-option-arrows) requires both hands which just > sucks for something as commonly used as tab switching :( As a powerbook user ctrl+tab is the only combination I can press without makeing my hands hurt. And even without p0rn it's usefull to switch tabs with only one hand. My fix was searching the files mentioned in this thread and reading thru the source code (at least the source is open - although it's not the most user-friendly way to make someone do this). As long as there is no preference for this here's how to enable ctrl+tab again. 1) Quit Firefox 2) Go to Firefox.app, Choose Show Package Contents (my Finder show the german text so I can only guess what's the wording in english) and go to Contents/MacOS/chrome/ 3) Backup toolkit.jar and rename it to toolkit.zip 4) unpack toolkit.zip and go to content/global/bindings/ 5) open tabbrowser.xml 6) Replace (in line 1977 in my file) this.mTabBox.handleCtrlTab = !/Mac/.test(navigator.platform); with this.mTabBox.handleCtrlTab = true; 7) Create an archive of the content folder 8) Rename it to toolkit.jar 9) You can now use ctrl+tab again Maybe the line could be replace with something like this.mTabBox.handleCtrlTab = this.mPrefs.getBoolPref("browser.tabs.forceEnableCtrlTab") || !/Mac/.test(navigator.platform); I guess this should be working and make enabling ctrl+tab much easier.
I second Nico's request. I respectfully suggest that Firefox reintroduce Control-Tab and Shift-Control-Tab for scrolling among tabs.
Thanks Nico, for how to put this back.
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