Conflict between Home Page and Help access keys (both H)

VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 4.0b7



9 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: gidsgoldberg, Assigned: Tyler)


Firefox 4.0b7
Windows 7

Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking2.0 -)


(Whiteboard: [strings])


(2 attachments, 1 obsolete attachment)



9 years ago
Created attachment 436943 [details]
screenshot of general options tab

On the General options tab, the Home page and Help options both appear in the UI to have the same access key 'H'. 

Steps to Reproduce
Tools > Options > General Tab
Try to access Home Page field using access key (Alt + H)

Actual Results
Home Page and Help both share the same access key.
Focus is given to the Help button.

Expected Results
Help and Home Page should have different access keys.
Home Page access key should give focus to Home Page URL field.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.3a4pre) Gecko/20100404 Minefield/3.7a4pre

Comment 1

9 years ago
Maybe should change it to P.

Comment 2

9 years ago
Created attachment 436952 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v1

Change accesskey to P, which does not seem like it is used.
Assignee: nobody → tyler.downer
Attachment #436952 - Flags: review?(robert.bugzilla)
Comment on attachment 436952 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v1

My review queue is a tad long with the extension manager rewrite so I'm pushing this over to Dietrich.

btw: we typically change the entity name unless l10n approves not changing the entity name.
Attachment #436952 - Flags: review?(robert.bugzilla) → review?(dietrich)


9 years ago
Severity: normal → minor
Attachment #436952 - Flags: review?(dietrich)
Comment on attachment 436952 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v1

Thanks Tyler! 1) I'd prefer a letter that's in the word, if possible, and 2) check to see if you need to change the entity name, as Rob said. Could either post to the l10n newsgroup or ask for first-review.

Comment 5

9 years ago
Ah, so the P in Page won't work? Alright, I'll do that soon, finals coming up ;)

Comment 6

9 years ago
dietrich, ping.
Before I ask l10n , will the "p" in page work?

Comment 7

9 years ago
Possible blocking 4 as this pretty much makes it impossible to navigate to either Home page or Help in the options window. I know string freeze is tonight...
blocking2.0: --- → ?
P sounds fine to me, but the l10n people will have higher quality feedback. Create a new patch with P and the changed entity name (and changed where used) and ask feedback? from
(In reply to comment #7)
> Possible blocking 4 as this pretty much makes it impossible to navigate to
> either Home page or Help in the options window. 

Can you elaborate? If we have conflicting access keys, you can't navigate to either?

Comment 10

9 years ago
No, you can't. Pressing Alt + H currently in the Options window does nothing, while pressing alt + S for example highlights "When Firefox starts:" So, essentially Home Page and Help are inaccessible

Comment 11

9 years ago
Created attachment 475747 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v2
Attachment #436952 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #475747 - Flags: feedback?(l10n)
Comment on attachment 475747 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v2

This doesn't seem to be a regression, right?

Not sure if it's worth fixing at this point, though I'm also not sure if it's worth not fixing.

Not sure what this is conflicting with, but^[^\0]*%24&hitlimit=&tree=l10n-mozilla1.9.2 is full of "H", so if we want to fix this, an entity name change is required, sadly.
Attachment #475747 - Flags: feedback?(l10n) → feedback+


9 years ago
Attachment #475747 - Flags: ui-review?(beltzner)
Attachment #475747 - Flags: review?(dietrich)

Comment 13

9 years ago
No, I think this has been this way for a long time. I think if we can pick it up in 4, it would be nice, but it's obviously a major issue as this was the first bug report I've seen on it.


9 years ago
Whiteboard: [strings]

Comment 14

9 years ago
Obvious isn't a major issue I mean. minor differences
Attachment #475747 - Flags: review?(dietrich) → review+
not a regression, and clearly no major complaints, so not blocking on this. will take the patch though, thanks for making it.
blocking2.0: ? → -
Attachment #475747 - Flags: ui-review?(beltzner) → approval2.0+
Keywords: checkin-needed
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 4.0b7

Comment 17

9 years ago
v. with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100920 Firefox/4.0b7pre
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