Drop down boxes don't react to space and up/down arrow keys




11 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: zee, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15])



11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US) AppleWebKit/523 (KHTML, like Gecko, Safari/523.10) OmniWeb/v615.0.97439
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en_US; rv:1.9b2) Gecko/2007121014 Firefox/3.0b2

In native OS X apps you can open the pop up button menu by pressing space or up/down arrow keys if the pop up button has focus. Firefox pop up buttons in web pages don't react to these keys at all, in XUL windows (e.g. prefs window) they do, but you can't close the pop up menu by pressing space again.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a web page with html <select> elements, e.g. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Firefox&format=guided
2. Make a pop up button focused by pressing tab key or clicking on it
3. Press space bar or up/down arrow keys
Actual Results:  
Nothing happens.

Expected Results:  
Correspoding pop up menu should open. Second press of space bar should close the menu, leaving the currently selected element selected.

Comment 1

11 years ago
I'm changing the title because I think you mean drop down boxes.  (HTML <select> fields)
Component: General → Keyboard Navigation
QA Contact: general → keyboard.navigation
Summary: Pop up buttons don't react to space and up/down arrow keys → Drop down boxes don't react to space and up/down arrow keys

Comment 2

11 years ago
They're called pop up buttons in OS X, but yes, that's what I mean.
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
Reporter, please retest this bug in Firefox 3.6.10 or later using a fresh profile, http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/managing+profiles. If you still see this problem, please update the bug. If you no longer see the bug, please set the resolution to RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.

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No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 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
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