Closed Bug 449929 Opened 13 years ago Closed 12 years ago

Left and right arrow keys should move back and forth in the Ctrl+Tab panel


(Firefox :: Keyboard Navigation, enhancement)

Not set



Firefox 3.1b2


(Reporter: dao, Unassigned)



From bug 445369 comment 9:
> We should probably also look at adding support for using the left and right
> arrows as a way of moving back and forth while the preview window is open
Should be noted that ctrl+Page up and ctrl+Page down already does this. 
Is it really needed to add a second method?
PageUp and PageDown don't do anything /while the preview window is open/.
Depends on: 456088
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 3.1b2
verified fixed using  Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1b2pre) Gecko/20081110 Minefield/3.1b2pre,  Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1b2pre) Gecko/20081110 Minefield/3.1b2pre and the equivalent Windows Vista build.
Flags: in-litmus?
Did this feature get dropped?
Using Ctrl+Tab to show the tab-list in a pop-up, it is not navigable with arrow keys.  
Would like it to be looped.  Same for tab previews.
(In reply to Stephen Wille from comment #5)
> Did this feature get dropped?

Still works for me. You need to set browser.ctrlTab.previews to true.
Ah, I see. I was confused.  
TabPreviews does work with arrow keys, but it only shows 6 tabs.  It's the TabList popup that is not navigable with the arrow keys.

Can TabPreviews get set to show all open tabs?

Is the TabList popup part of FF or is that a TabMixPlus feature?
(In reply to Stephen Wille from comment #7)
> Can TabPreviews get set to show all open tabs?


> Is the TabList popup part of FF or is that a TabMixPlus feature?

If I understand the term "TabList" correctly, it's part of Firefox. You could of course check this yourself by temporarily disabling TabMixPlus.
This doesn't work for me on Mac. Even after disabling the default system preference to use control-left/right arrow keys to switch between Spaces, they do nothing in the ctrl-tab preview popup.

- create fresh profile
- set browser.ctrlTab.previews true
- open several tabs
- press control-tab - the tab switching preview panel displays.
- press left/right arrows (while still holding control): nothing happens.

Name: Firefox
Version: 49.0.1
Build ID: 20160922113459
Update Channel: release
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:49.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/49.0
OS: Darwin 15.6.0

I also tested with an older Firefox 37, it doesn't work there either. It does work on Windows though.
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