Closed Bug 573580 Opened 11 years ago Closed 10 years ago

ALT-RETURN (enter) should be equivalent to RETURN when operating on a blank tab

Categories

(Firefox :: Tabbed Browser, defect)

x86
All
defect
Not set
minor

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: mdinger.bugzilla, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 1 open bug)

Details

(Whiteboard: fixed by bug 596485)

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open new tab: CTRL-T.
2. Type in address bar: "www.google.com".
3. Hit ALT-RETURN.

Result:
A blank tab is left open.


A pretty minor issue but it might be worth changing.  It could also be done by automatically closing the blank tab.
Blocks: cuts-tabs
Depends on: 320989
Modifying the Return key action with the Alt key is a deliberate decision by the user, indicating that the user wishes to open the url in a new tab. Changing this behavior for blank tabs breaks the consistency of the user interface, which is a key user experience principle.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 years ago
Keywords: ux-consistency
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
bug 320989 will fix this.
No longer blocks: cuts-tabs
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Keywords: ux-consistency
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
Blocks: 595046
Summary: ALT-RETURN should be equivalent to RETURN when operating on a blank tab → ALT-RETURN (enter) should be equivalent to RETURN when operating on a blank tab
This is fixed now so I will mark WORKSFORME.  Checked with 9.0a1 because I didn't see a latest mozilla central.

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:9.0a1) Gecko/20110911 Firefox/9.0a1
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 years ago10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
No longer blocks: 595046
Depends on: 596485
Resolution: WORKSFORME → FIXED
Whiteboard: fixed by bug 596485
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