[Release Notes] mention the content accesskey changes

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 2

Status

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED FIXED
12 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: Simon Bünzli, Assigned: beltzner)

Tracking

({relnote})

2.0 Branch
Firefox 2
relnote
Points:
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Bug Flags:
blocking-firefox2 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
Bug 345817 comment #0:
> Bug 340902 changed the default web content accesskey modifier from Alt to
> Alt+Shift on Windows and from Ctrl to Ctrl+Shift on Unix. This change should
> probably be mentioned in the release notes for Firefox 2 (beta 2) and maybe in
> the Help as well (although I so far haven't found any mentioning of this
> feature in the shipped documentation).

That bug has since drifted off the Firefox 2.0 radar. Considering bug 349716, feedback à la bug 343909 comment #13 and the simple fact that this is a relevant change for users requiring this accessibility feature, I'm asking again for a mentioning on the official Firefox 2.0 release notes.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

12 years ago
Note that bug 345817 was blocking-firefox2+ before it was moved out of the Firefox realm.
Flags: blocking-firefox2?
I'm doing a search of all minused bugs with "relnote" to put together the release notes for Firefox 2 final. So, uh, minusing this one to get it on that list.
Flags: blocking-firefox2? → blocking-firefox2-
Oy. FTR, it's ctrl+key on Mac.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

12 years ago
Mike: Any update on mentioning this change and/or bug 357101 (numeric accesskeys mostly broken) in the release notes?
Assignee: nobody → beltzner

Comment 5

12 years ago
I would think this would be a high priority considering how many people will be affected (and highly annoyed) by this change. I'd hate to see Firefox 2.0 go final with no mention of this in the release notes.
(Reporter)

Comment 6

12 years ago
From http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/2.0/releasenotes/ :

> Access key definitions provided by web pages can now be triggered using
> Alt+Shift+key on Windows, Ctrl+key on Mac OS X, and Ctrl+Shift+key on Unix.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 7

12 years ago
This is a feature change and not a "bug".  It should have gone in the "What's New" section in my option, not hidden down in the "known issues" section.
(Reporter)

Comment 8

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
> Bug 345817 comment #0:
> > Bug 340902 changed the default web content accesskey modifier from Alt to
> > Alt+Shift on Windows and from Ctrl to Ctrl+Shift on Unix.

Amazingly, it has gone unnoticed until today that the accesskey modifiers for Unix are Alt+Shift as they are for Windows. Ctrl+Shift is an exception for BeOS only...
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