Open Bug 556989 Opened 13 years ago Updated 6 months ago
Keyboard shortcuts don't work when window has been minimized to Rocket
(Firefox :: Keyboard Navigation, defect)
(Reporter: eddypro, Unassigned)
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) After having opened a new page, the keyboard shortcut for opening a new tab, Ctrl+T, sometimes doesn't work. I've noticed that this only happens after having started a new browsing session (opened a new window). If it works from the beginning, then it doesn't just stop working. This doesn't always happen, maybe about half of the times I open a new window. If I click the "Open a new tab" button, that sometimes fixes it, so I can use Ctrl+T to open more tabs, but sometimes it doesn't fix it. Usually, the only sure way to fix it is to close the window and open a new one. I only started noticing this behavior in Firefox 3.6 and it still happens in 3.6.3. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open Firefox 3.6.x 2.Hold Ctrl+T Actual Results: Nothing happened, a new tab was not opened. Expected Results: A new tab should always open. I have a few common add-ons installed, like Firebug, Web developer, Screngrab, etc. I use personas. My options for tabs (Tools > Options > Tabs) are: first 3 checked, last two unchecked.
If you're finding (at the time Ctrl+T doesn't work) that your current page has Flash, Java, or other plugins that have stolen the keyboard focus, please dupe this to bug 78414
(In reply to comment #1) No, that is not the case, it has even happened with a blank tab. As far as I have noticed, it doesn't seem to be related to the content of the current page.
13 years ago
Does this also happen in safe-mode / with a new profile? http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Basic+Troubleshooting#Make_a_new_profile
I think I have found a pattern: this happens when a window with only one tab is minimized using RocketDock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocketdock). It also happens in safe mode (I haven't tried it with a new profile). If RocketDock is turned off and the window is minimized to the taskbar, this bug does not occur.
Summary: New tab keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+T) sometimes doesn't work → New tab keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+T) doesn't work when window has been minimized to RockeDock
Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open RocketDock 2.Open Firefox 3.6.x 3.Minimize and maximize the Firefox window to RocketDock 4.Hold Ctrl+T (nothing happens) <<BUG 5.Go to File > New Tab (new tab opens) 6.Close the new tab and start over from step 3.
Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open RocketDock 2.Open Firefox 3.6.x 3.Minimize and maximize the Firefox window to RocketDock 4.Try to use any keyboard shortcut (e.g. Ctrl+T, Ctrl+D, Ctrl+W, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+R)(nothing happens) (note: Ctrl+V works) Expected Results: Keyboard shortcuts should work.
Summary: New tab keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+T) doesn't work when window has been minimized to RockeDock → Keyboard shortcuts don't work when window has been minimized to RockeDock
Summary: Keyboard shortcuts don't work when window has been minimized to RockeDock → Keyboard shortcuts don't work when window has been minimized to RocketDock
Also, I just notice that writing in text areas is also affected. If the window is minimized and maximized to RocketDock, I can't type anything in textareas until I manually open a new tab. Also, refreshing with F5 doesn't work either. Should I file a new bug with all these updates?
Is there any change this will be fixed or is it against policy to fix it if another application is involved? Thanks!
12 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
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6 months ago
Severity: normal → S3
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