Closed Bug 292438 Opened 16 years ago Closed 12 years ago
mozilla (browser) follows accesskey but it should type the char I want to write into a form
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050429 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050429 Mozilla follows the link while typing [Alt] + --- on the seperate numblock on my keyboard because accesskey "7" has been specified. My (expected) solution: Mozilla follows accesskeys if the [Alt]-key is released on the keyboard. If more than one key is pressed in the time the [Alt]-key is pressed down, Mozilla should not try to interpret this as an "accdess-key press". PS: As far as I remember this problem hasn't occured in Mozilla 1.7.x (1.7.6(?)) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to example page linked above and follow steps there Actual Results: Mozilla follows example-link to google.com Expected Results: type the char that I wanted to be written into the form/input Bug reproduced using Mozilla (Browser) 1.8b2 20050429 with the modern-theme, english language, Webdeveloper (webdeveloper.mozdev.org) installed
For copy paste use: » And I'm not sure if this is in Mozilla Suite, but in firefox you can go to about:config and set accessibility.accesskeycausesactivation to false. Since you seem to not want to use accesskeys anyway, that should work out fine. This is only some advice that I can offer now, as I'm not a Seamonkey dev, but it should tide you over.
(In reply to comment #1) > For copy paste use: > » Thank you. That is the workaround I use if I have to type it. Open an editor, write it there and copy it into the webpage. > about:config and set accessibility.accesskeycausesactivation to false. Yes, this can also be done in Mozilla Suite. > Since you seem to not want to use accesskeys anyway, that should work out fine. Sorry, I think you missunderstood me. I want to use accesskeys, but I also want to be able to write chars as written above. I use accesskeys more often than typing such chars and so I have them turned on. But thank you for your comment.
*** Bug 293900 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: general → aaronleventhal
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → Keyboard: Navigation
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
QA Contact: general → keyboard.navigation
Version: unspecified → Trunk
I just wanted to push this. The problem is still present. The workaround of comment #1 doesn't work in SeaMonkey, because the focus of the textarea is lost and so the char is "caught" by the "live search" of the browser. I found a very simple solution: Disable accesskeys for the numpad, because typing in special chars with [alt]+Num only works with the numpad.
OS: Windows 98 → Windows XP
Can't reproduce on mac Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52pre) Gecko/2008080604 Firefox/3.0.2pre
This was fixed with the bug that added the "shift" key to all access keys. On the example page, the access key is now Alt+Shift+7. Closing as WFM.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Component: Keyboard: Navigation → User events and focus handling
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