Alt-S; Submit forum post




11 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: draco18s2, Unassigned)


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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0

FireFox 3 (I upgraded from 1.5) has alt-s set to open the History menu and I'm so used to hitting alt-s to submit posts on various forums (instead of scrolling down, which on a laptop involved quite a bit sometimes).

Just a request to have a way to change that hotkey or something.  I don't even need the darn menu (I have ctrl-h history sidebar anyway, and with the AwesomeBar I shouldn't need either).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Hit Alt-S on a page scripted to accept alt-s as a form of input
Actual Results:  
History menu opens.

Expected Results:  
Webpage takes input and 'submits' the form (typically a forum post, SMF is one forum software that I know uses this).

Comment 1

11 years ago
These forum software usually uses the HTML accesskey attribute to implement keyboard shortcuts and the sequence to activate these controls was changed from Alt + key to Alt + Shift + key, so try Alt + Shift + S instead.

Comment 2

11 years ago
That worked, although not as smooth a motion as before.  Thanks though.

Comment 3

11 years ago
ok, closing bug

Note that keycombinations with alt would conflict with the menubar (like alt-f that opens the file menu). That's why it was changed to alt-shift.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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