User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20090824 Firefox/3.5.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20090824 Firefox/3.5.3 If you happen to be filling out a form and want to use the tab key to transition between form elements, tabbing skips the drop-down list boxes when they are present. I created a basic form from scratch to test the problem and noticed that even when you select the drop-down list box, tab to the next form element, and attempt to shift+tab back to the list box, Firefox fails to go back to the drop-down list box. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Find a form with at least 1 drop-down list box and 1 text input field. 2. Give focus to one of the elements in the form. 3. Tab attempt to tab/shift+tab to the drop-down list box. Actual Results: drop-down list box is always skipped Expected Results: drop-down list box should be accessible via some combination of tab or shift+tab commands. Sample code will be provide after the bug has been filed.
Created attachment 403194 [details] test case It should be noted that although this form is not complete in that it does not have a submission element, this bug is present in every from I have filled out(including this one) since using Firefox on my new Mac.
I can confirm this on: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2b1pre) Gecko/20090929 Namoroka/3.6b1pre (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) In Safari, focus will go to the drop-down list. The default keyboard setting "Full Keyboard Access" on Mac OS X is to "move keyboard focus between 'Text boxes and lists only'". The select element should be included in that as it is a list (like it does in Safari). Changing the "Full Keyboard Access" setting (System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts)to 'All controls' is a workaround for this in the meantime.
Component: General → Keyboard: Navigation
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → keyboard.navigation
I can confirm this as well on Seamonkey for the Mac. It's been like this for years, and it's always been a real pain. Also, I don't see a "Full Keyboard Access" anywhere in the Keyboard system preferences.
Firefox respects what you have set in System Preferences. You'll need to change the setting if you want this functionality.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 437296
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