Ctrl-a shortcut is used twice ('Highlight all' and 'beginning of line')

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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Firefox
Keyboard Navigation
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minor
9 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: Max Amanshauser, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Mac OS X
Points:
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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120121 Firefox/3.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120121 Firefox/3.0.5

Firefox supports several emacs-like shortcuts, e.g. Ctrl-a to move to the beginning of the line, Ctrl-e for end of line, etc.

When the find bar at the bottom is open, Ctrl-a does "Highlight all" instead. This is very annoying when you're used to navigate text fields and the address bar with Ctrl-a and Ctrl-e.

The alternative is ⌘-Left and ⌘-Right, but I feel emacs shortcuts should either be supported or not, and not "sometimes".


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open find bar (type something for illustration).
2. Go to address bar and type Ctrl-a.
I agree. But I'm not sure this is a bug of find toolbar or key event handling. Where is handling Ctrl-a on Mac when find toolbar doesn't have focus?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Version: unspecified → Trunk
(Reporter)

Updated

8 years ago
Hardware: PowerPC → x86
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Comment 2

8 years ago
Would it be OK to just move "Highlight all" to Shift-Ctrl-A?

Updated

7 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 631683
Duplicate of this bug: 721024
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