Closed Bug 56775 Opened 21 years ago Closed 6 years ago
Keyboard shortcuts without modifier should not be active
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.75 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.14 i686) BuildID: 2000101509, M18 some keyboard shortcuts have no qualifier key. As a result, shortcuts are activated when keys pressed to enter into address bar, forms, etc. Is this a bug or a problem with my setup??? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Press a key that has a shortcut without a qualifier, even if focus is in form, address bar, etc. 2. 3. Actual Results: Shortcut is activated (windows pop open, etc). This makes Mozilla unusable because I cannot type anything into the address bar, and form, etc. Expected Results:
Assignee: asa → don
Component: Browser-General → Keyboard Navigation
QA Contact: doronr → sairuh
madsci, could you pls give me a specific example of this problem? thx!
madsci: are you sure that you have the build ID correct? This was a known and fixed bug about a month ago, and I can't force it to come back in more recent builds. Please download a more recent build from http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest/, delete your .mozilla, and try it again. Thanks!
pasting email from the reporter (thx, Doug!): This happened with: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.14 i686; en-US; m18) Gecko/20001010 and with the nightly build I downloaded on the night that I first filed the report. I do have a bit more info on what happened: I downloaded some themes to try (View->Apply Theme->Get New Themes) One of the themes appears to have changed the keyboard shortcuts, so that some of them did not have any qualifiers (ie: Open = O instead of Open = Ctrl+O) . This resulted in the keyboard shortcut being activated the key was pressed for an unqualified KB shortcut, regardless of where I was typing (address bar, form on web, etc). Changing back to one of the default themes did not restore the KB shortcuts. To fix the probme, I wound up removing Mozilla from the system, and re-installing it again. It would be nice if Mozilla disabled keyboard shortcuts that are not qualified with either the CTRL or ALT keys to prevent this type of problem in the future with poorly designed themes. Also, the default themes should restore the keyboard shortcuts as anything else that a theme can change, to allow easier recovery from problems that may arise from other themes. Doug McLean (Mad Scientist) --------------------------------------------------------
fascinating... skinability issue (theme switching)?
Assignee: don → ben
Component: Keyboard Navigation → Skinability
QA Contact: sairuh → blakeross
setting bug status to New. Reporter, what theme was this? (please reply to the bug itself. there is a link on this email notice you are reading right now)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Sorry, I don't know which skin it was that started the problem, I installed and tried several at once. Switching to the default skin again did not correct the problem because the default skin did not correct the keyboard shortcuts.
Not a blocker.
Severity: blocker → normal
Pretriage of skinnability bugs, marking nsbeta1-, not going to get time to fix this for beta1
Marking nsbeta1- bugs as future to get off the radar
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Mass move skinability bugs to email@example.com, helpwanted.
Assignee: ben → nobody
As far as I know, themes cannot change keyboard binding. Language packs, however, can change keybaord binding. We need a test case. Reporter, please give us the url of the theme so we can triage this bug.
Summary: some keyboard shortcuts have no qualifier key. As a result, shortcuts are activated when keys pressed to enter into address bar, forms, etc. → Keyboard shortcuts without modifier should not be active
bug 70630 (ASSIGNED) is an opposite of this bug
*** Bug 91094 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug has been buried in the graveyard and has not been updated in over 5 years. It is probably safe to assume that it will never be fixed, so resolving as WONTFIX. [Mass-change filter: graveyard-wontfix-2014-09-24]
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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