Apparently, there is no way to fire the "Add engines..." command (available from the engines dropdown menu) using the keyboard. For the reference, here's what we do for anything else in the search field: 1. Switching between serach engines is available via Accel+Arrows 2. "Clear search history" is an entery of the field context menu (AppKey / Control+Space)
Similar to bug 263853 for URL bar. The F4 and Alt+down arrow keys should both work to drop down the list. Weird: the down arrow drops down a different list -- of your recent searches, but you can't drop that one down with the mouse. So there are currently two drop downs, one only for the kbd (search history) and one only for the mouse (engine type), and neither use the normal drop down commands (F4 and Alt+down).
Priority: -- → P1
Summary: Search bar's "Add engines..." command is inaccessible → Search bar: cannot drop down list of search enginers or access "Add engines..."
15 years ago
Assignee: p_ch → aaronleventhal
Component: Search → Keyboard Navigation
QA Contact: search → jruderman
Summary: Search bar: cannot drop down list of search enginers or access "Add engines..." → Search bar: cannot drop down list of search engines or access "Add engines..."
We can fix F4/Alt+Down/Alt+Up for closing later. I know how to do it, but it must be done in layout/xul/base/src menu code. similar to how it's done for XUL menulist. That's not as high priority right now because just pressing Alt by itself, or pressing tab or escape will close the menu. I think Escape is the most common way in any case.
Assignee: doronr → aaronleventhal
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #190870 - Flags: review?
Attachment #190870 - Flags: review? → review?(mconnor)
Attachment #190870 - Flags: review?(mconnor) → review+
Attachment #190870 - Flags: approval1.8b4? → approval1.8b4+
Checking in browser/base/content/search.xml; /cvsroot/mozilla/browser/base/content/search.xml,v <-- search.xml new revision: 1.25; previous revision: 1.24 done Checking in browser/locales/en-US/chrome/browser/searchbar.properties; /cvsroot/mozilla/browser/locales/en-US/chrome/browser/searchbar.properties,v <-- searchbar.properties new revision: 1.3; previous revision: 1.2 done
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
*** Bug 298810 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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14 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox1.1
*** Bug 306777 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 311842 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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