Thunderbird 3beta compose address bar doesn't not allowed cursor key movement between address fields



9 years ago
11 months ago


(Reporter: rpedrica, Unassigned)


({access, regression})

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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3.5.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090818 Lightning/1.0pre Shredder/3.0b4pre

If you compose a new email in TBird 3 and enter 2 ( or more ) email addresses on consecutive address lines, you can then not use your cursor keys to move between the address lines ( as is possible in TBird 2 )

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. write ( compose new email )
2. add address to first To: line
3. add address to second To: line
4. move "up' cursor key to first address line ( this fails )
Actual Results:  
You cannot use your cursor keys to move between address lines as you can in TBird 2

Expected Results:  
Pressing your cursor keys should move between multiple address lines/fields
What I see on Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090930 Shredder/3.0pre

 Enter first email address, dow arrow key is not functional.
 enter second address , down key brings you to add a third address
 you are now on the third empty row, pressing up key isn't functional

 Enter first email address press enter
 auto-complete second address press up :
   you end up at the end of line one - press up again and you're at the beginning. press down and you're at the beginning of address two - up and down arrows are not functional anymore.

Marco how impcating is this bug on accessibility ?
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?
Keywords: regression
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86 → All
related to bug 348844?
Since there is also the possibility to use Tab to switch between different addresses (and their associated field type combos), having those arrow keys not working isn't the killer regression.
However since the keyboard nav is so inconsistent, one should check with TB2 to see what it did, evaluate if that user experience is good or can be improved, and improve something for TB 3.1 or maybe even a 3.0 point release. The way it is now is certainly not desirable in general. :)
Robby, are you able to offer some feedback on comment 3?
Keywords: access
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?
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