URL bar: Alt+ArrowDown should open the list

VERIFIED FIXED in Future

Status

SeaMonkey
Location Bar
P2
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
18 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Tobias Burnus, Assigned: Joe Hewitt (gone))

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug, {access})

Trunk
Future
access

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: seeking r=, sr=)

Attachments

(1 attachment, 2 obsolete attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
Alt+ArrowDown should open the list of entered URL items.
(The menu which pops up, when you click on the down arrow (blue triangle
pointing down) right of the URL bar.
This is obligatory if you want to use this feature without a mouse
("accessibility") and mimics the behaviour of Windows comboboxes (4x Win).
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → Keyboard Navigation

Comment 1

17 years ago
what about linux/mac?

Comment 2

17 years ago
nsbeta1
Keywords: nsbeta1

Comment 3

17 years ago
nsbeta1+, can minus if there is keyboard workaround

Comment 4

17 years ago
-
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-

Updated

17 years ago
Keywords: access

Comment 5

17 years ago
The url bar isn't any type of widget, it's just a textfield + a button which 
opens a menu.  We currently have an editable menulist that we could be using 
instead, but I agree with Matthew that we should get rid of these.  On Windows, 
alt+down-arrow also drops non-editable dropdowns.  So I propose that we special 
case this for the urlbar and fix it in the (non-editable) menulist's binding.
Assignee: ben → blakeross

Updated

17 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
OS: Linux → All
Priority: P3 → P2
Hardware: PC → All
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.1

Comment 6

17 years ago
hewitt, are you interested in doing this (particularly since the urlbar is now 
indeed a specialized widget)?
Assignee: blakeross → hewitt
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
(Assignee)

Comment 7

17 years ago
I'll take it.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 8

17 years ago
moving to 0.9.2
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.1 → mozilla0.9.2
(Assignee)

Updated

17 years ago
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.2 → Future

Comment 9

17 years ago
What about pressing F6?  This would duplicate the functionality of IE on 
Windows...

Comment 10

17 years ago
No. Please don't confuse bugs, and don't mass spam a question.  The bug report 
'as is' is a windows parity report (and winie is a windows app)
(Assignee)

Updated

17 years ago
Component: Keyboard Navigation → URL Bar

Updated

16 years ago
Blocks: 55416

Comment 11

16 years ago
Created attachment 61821 [details] [diff] [review]
Non-working patch - please advise on how I can toggle the history popup programmatically

Joe, this patch make the Javascript engine complains about E_NOINTERFACE.

I cobbled this together as a start, but it's not close to working - any advice?
(Assignee)

Comment 12

16 years ago
The element you're trying to QI to nsIDOMXULPopupElement is an hbox.  The
history popup itself is not in the anon content, it would be the first explicity
menupopup child of the textbox.  You wouldn't need to QI the element anyway, its
just an xbl-defined property you are calling. Also, showPopup is not yet
properly implemented, it is still called openPopup in popup.xml

Comment 13

16 years ago
Created attachment 61838 [details] [diff] [review]
Tested -- works

Updated

16 years ago
Whiteboard: seeking r=, sr=
(Assignee)

Comment 14

16 years ago
Comment on attachment 61838 [details] [diff] [review]
Tested -- works

sr=hewitt, but remove the !historyPopup.open check, as "open" isn't implemented
in popup.xml yet, and you don't need that check anyway.
Attachment #61838 - Flags: superreview+

Comment 15

16 years ago
Created attachment 61931 [details] [diff] [review]
Contains Hewitt's change - ready for r=
Attachment #61821 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #61838 - Attachment is obsolete: true

Updated

16 years ago
Attachment #61931 - Flags: superreview+
Comment on attachment 61931 [details] [diff] [review]
Contains Hewitt's change - ready for r=

r=ben@netscape.com
Attachment #61931 - Flags: review+

Comment 17

16 years ago
-> fix checked in
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 18

16 years ago
in Solaris CVS build as of 12/17/01 alt+arrowdown puts moz in the background...
Not sure if this is intended on Unix.
vrfy fixed using comm bits [2002.01.07.0x] on rh7.2, winnt and mac 10.1.2
--however, the list opens in the upperleft of the screen, offset from the
browser window. filed bug 118644 for that.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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