Remapped keys not working

RESOLVED INACTIVE

Status

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Core
Keyboard: Navigation
RESOLVED INACTIVE
11 years ago
a day ago

People

(Reporter: Fritz Lang, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.8 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.12) Gecko/20070508 Firefox/1.5.0.12
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.12) Gecko/20070508 Firefox/1.5.0.12

Using the MS keyboard remapper http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/tools/msklc.mspx and other keyboard remappers it is possible to assign a character such as ä to the key strokes Alt+; or to Ctrl+;. This works in all Windows application (including) IE6 but it does not work in Firefox. When I press Alt+; in Firefox then nothing happens.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a keyboard remapper.
2. Press Alt+;.
Actual Results:  
Nothing happens.

Expected Results:  
I expect ä to appear.

Updated

11 years ago
Version: unspecified → 1.5.0.x Branch
(Reporter)

Comment 1

11 years ago
I tried some additional remaps such as assigning "7" to Ctrl+J. This did not work either. It appears that Firefox cannot handle characters that are invoked with a Ctrl prefix.

Updated

11 years ago
Component: General → Keyboard: Navigation
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → keyboard.navigation
Version: 1.5.0.x Branch → 1.8 Branch

Comment 2

a day ago
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a day ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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