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

VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 3.1b2



11 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: dao, Unassigned)


Firefox 3.1b2
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11 years ago
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

Comment 1

11 years ago
Should be noted that ctrl+Page up and ctrl+Page down already does this. 
Is it really needed to add a second method?

Comment 2

11 years ago
PageUp and PageDown don't do anything /while the preview window is open/.


11 years ago
Depends on: 456088


11 years ago
Last Resolved: 11 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?

Comment 5

6 years ago
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.

Comment 6

6 years ago
(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.

Comment 7

6 years ago
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?

Comment 8

6 years ago
(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.

Comment 9

3 years ago
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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