KB article: Pressing Tab key does not select menus or buttons

VERIFIED FIXED

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support.mozilla.org
Knowledge Base Articles
VERIFIED FIXED
10 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jason Barnabe (np), Assigned: Bo)

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(Depends on: 1 bug)

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Description

10 years ago
Firefox uses Mac OS's "Full Keyboard Access" setting, which by default skips drop downs.

The article should be about how to change that setting. Users could also change accessibility.tabfocus per http://kb.mozillazine.org/Accessibility.tabfocus
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Comment 1

10 years ago
Had some time to knock this out:
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Buttons+and+drop-down+menus+skipped+when+tabbing

Notes:
* I commented out a table of values and what they select. If that's more clear, we can do that.
* Until Bug 341849 is fixed, the even values do the same thing as the next odd value. There's a table for when that gets fixed commented out, too. cc'd myself to that.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 2

10 years ago
- Renaming
- assigning to Bo
- marking dependency (We can fix this without bug 341849, but it will give us all a reminder, when that bug is marked as fixed)
Assignee: nobody → bbayles
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Depends on: 341849
Summary: KB article: Drop downs skipped when tabbing → KB article: Pressing Tab key does not select menus or buttons

Updated

10 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 3

10 years ago
Moved to KB at:
Thu 03 of Apr, 2008 23:06 EST


Review for KB:
- fixed typos
- replaced "moves through links and form elements (including text boxes, buttons, check boxes, and radio buttons)" with "moves through web page elements"
- removed "OS X" (Firefox isn't available for any other Mac OS series.)
- put "In the location bar" at beginning of sentence. (Tell them where to look, then tell them what to do, once they've found it.) I'll create content block for about:config instructions, which includes the Fx3 warning page.
- removed alternate values


Any further discussion about this article should take place on the staging copy: <http://support.mozilla.com/kb/*Pressing+Tab+key+does+not+select+menus+or+buttons>.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Comment 4

10 years ago
Should to mention the "I'll be careful I promise" page
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