Provide a more user friendly means to change the tabfocus policy, as in Safari, on the Mac

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
Preferences
RESOLVED INVALID
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: John Abraham, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

The preference 'accessibility.tabfocus' is defaulted to 1 on the Mac, and 7 on
other platforms (Win, Linux). Presumably this is to make it consistent with
Safari on the Mac, where tabbing does not by default take you to every element
in a web page.
However in Safari, under Preferences->Advanced menu, there is an easy way to
change this by clicking on the checkbox for 'Press tab to highlight each item on
a web page'.
Firefox on the Mac, should likewise provide an easier way to do this rather than
doing an 'about:config' in the browser and editing this field to the value '7'.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to www.apple.com on Firefox on Mac.
2. Try tabbing in the web page and note that the tab images (for Store, etc.)
are not accessible.
3. Repeat on a Windows machine.

Comment 1

13 years ago
Related to Core bug 187508?
It's not defaulted on mac anymore, we follow the "Full keyboard access" system
preference unless you set the accessibilty.tabfocus.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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