Open Bug 592268 Opened 13 years ago Updated 6 months ago

Change the keyboard shortcut for "Back" to something that can be hit with one left hand

Categories

(Firefox :: Keyboard Navigation, enhancement)

3.6 Branch
x86
Windows XP
enhancement

Tracking

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UNCONFIRMED

People

(Reporter: fisjue2, Unassigned)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Is ist possibele to programm for the "back" Button for the keyboard not "Alt+Arrow left" because nobody fingers on the left hand are so far. You must take the another hand from the mouse. Is not so conform i think! Maybe you take "ctrl+arrow left" or "shift+arrow left" same change for forward Button!
Thank you!
Greatings from Germany!

Reproducible: Always

Actual Results:  
Is ist possibele to programm for the "back" Button for the keyboard not "Alt+Arrow left" because nobody fingers on the left hand are so far. You must take the another hand from the mouse. Is not so conform i think! Maybe you take "ctrl+arrow left" or "shift+arrow left" same change for forward Button!
Thank you!
Greatings from Germany!


Is ist possibele to programm for the "back" Button for the keyboard not "Alt+Arrow left" because nobody fingers on the left hand are so far. You must take the another hand from the mouse. Is not so conform i think! Maybe you take "ctrl+arrow left" or "shift+arrow left" same change for forward Button!
Thank you!
Greatings from Germany!
You can also use the backspace key and if you want to use the mouse, use mouse button 4 and 5
I'm not sure how "Ctrl+left" is better. The problem with trying to hit alt+left with your left hand is that the arrow keys are on the right side of the keyboard...
Summary: always → Change the keyboard shortcut for "Back" to something that can be hit with one left hand
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: General → Keyboard Navigation
QA Contact: general → keyboard.navigation
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

(In reply to Matthias Versen [:Matti] from comment #1)

You can also use the backspace key and if you want to use the mouse, use
mouse button 4 and 5

  • backspace no longer has that function
  • not every mouse has those buttons

Duplicate of bug 55759 ?
And bug 375459 ?

Also, I'm 99% sure there was a more recent bug about this... yes, I opened bug 1700919 in 2021 that is marked as a duplicate of bug 1685995.

These are all about the same issue: navigate back in history with keyboard using one hand
and so should be linked as duplicates (or similar).

Severity: normal → S3
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