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The new tab-modal alert dialogs cannot be dismissed by pressing Space




Notifications and Alerts
7 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: Ehsan, Unassigned)



Mac OS X

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


This used to be possible with app-modal alert dialogs.  STR:

1. Go to javascript:alert("hello");
2. Press Space.


6 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 647906

Comment 2

6 years ago
Works for me:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:6.0a1) Gecko/20110515 Firefox/6.0a1
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:6.0a1) Gecko/20110514 Firefox/6.0a1

Is this a Mac only thing?

Comment 3

6 years ago
Yes, it's Mac-only. If you look on the more detailed bug you just marked as a dupe, I've noted that "The spacebar will dismiss the dialog on Windows and Linux; this is an OS X-only problem."
Hmm, I was pretty sure that on FF3.6 the spacebar didn't work as such, because of the platform convention to not focus the default button. [Tab-modal prompts pick this up through CommonDialog.jsm :: setDefaultFocus()]

Seems like we should make tab-modal prompts at least consistent across platforms, though.
Component: General → General
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → general
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 5

6 years ago
3.6 on OS X *did* accept the spacebar to dismiss the dialog, which I used frequently; this is definitely a change in behavior.

Aside from that, though, I do agree that cross-platform consistency is good in this instance... part of the reason I use Firefox is that I'm on multiple platforms, and I enjoy having my browser consistent regardless of my current machine's operating system.
FWIW, I did encounter this bug on the Mac.
Bulk move to Toolkit::Notifications and Alerts

Filter on notifications-and-alerts-component.
Component: General → Notifications and Alerts
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