Shortcuts for Moving Tabs (CTRL + Left, CTRL + Right) are blocked

REOPENED
Unassigned

Status

()

Firefox
General
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major
REOPENED
8 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: vladmaniac, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
x86
All
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking2.0 -)

Details

(Whiteboard: [FF4b5])

(Reporter)

Description

8 years ago
Steps: 

1. Make sure you have at least two or three tabs opened. 
2. Focus one tab of your choice
3. Perform CTRL + Left Arrow Key from keyboard 
4. Perform CTRL + Right Arrow Key from keyboard

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Behavior: 

The key - combinations are disabled, since nothing happens on keyboard 
button press event. 
However, they work in interaction with tabCandy. Can move left and right with 
selection of tabs in tab groups.
(Reporter)

Updated

8 years ago
blocking2.0: --- → ?
(Reporter)

Updated

8 years ago
Whiteboard: [FF4b5]
I actually think that we shouldn't be using ctrl+arrow to navigate through tabcandy as opposed to just arrow keys - why aren't we doing that? Should probably file a followup, or reopen this and morph it.

IMO, this is WONTFIX for Firefox. We don't need additional shortcuts for moving between tabs. Ctrl+PgUp/PgDn are canonical.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
blocking2.0: ? → -
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 2

8 years ago
I think you are misreading this. The proposition is that using control+arrow means to move the tab left or right in the tab order. We already use and will continue to use the arrow keys to change which tab is focused.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
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