Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right don't work anymore




Keyboard Navigation
13 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Felix Wiemann, Unassigned)


2.0 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051107 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051107 Firefox/1.5

In Firefox 1.0.7, it's possible to use Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right to move the invisible cursor.

This is no longer possible in Firefox 1.5.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a web page and use "tab" to move to any link.
2. Press Ctrl+Right a few times.
3. Press Shift+Right to mark text.
Actual Results:  
The selection starts at the active link.

Expected Results:  
The selection starts at where the invisible cursor has been moved using Ctrl+Right.  (This was the behavior of Firefox 1.0.7.)

It works fine when activating "Allow text to be selected with the keyboard" in the preferences dialog, but I do not want to use this option because the Up and Down keys would move the cursor instead of immediately scrolling the page.

Comment 1

12 years ago
*** Bug 330174 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2

12 years ago
See also bug 334028
Reporter, do you still see this problem with the latest Firefox 2? If not, can you please close this bug as WORKSFORME. Thanks!
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 07/14
Version: unspecified → 1.5.0.x Branch

Comment 4

11 years ago
Yup, I'm still seeing the described behavior in Firefox on X11.


11 years ago
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 07/14
Version: 1.5.0.x Branch → 2.0 Branch

Comment 5

8 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.3a1pre) Gecko/20100125 Minefield/3.7a1pre

Still seeing behaviour with this build.
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.x or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE

Comment 7

8 years ago
I am seeing this bug, and have been since 2.0. I am commenting to request that this bug be reopened.

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