Open Bug 664675 Opened 13 years ago Updated 2 years ago

please enable File->Close

Categories

(Firefox :: Menus, defect)

x86_64
Linux
defect

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UNCONFIRMED

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(Reporter: harald.dunkel, Unassigned)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

For pretty many web pages ctrl-w and other keyboard shortcuts are ignored, e.g. for current http://google.com/. AFAICS this is #78414. Since File->Close has been "streamlined" away this bug has become even more painful.

Do you think it would be possible to enable File->Close again, at least till 78414 has been fixed?


Reproducible: Always
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:7.0a1) Gecko/20110615 Firefox/7.0a1

In order to get the "close" option in the File menu, please perform the following steps:
 1. Edit | Preferences | Tabs - disable Always show the tab bar
 2. Close all tabs except for just one
 3. Open menu by pressing ALT+F
You mean ctrl-w has been grabbed by the plugin, but alt-f might still work? Sorry to say, but it doesn't.
Why should those shortcuts be ignored? Those work pretty well and close my tabs. Can you provide a screencast or more in-detail steps? Thanks.
This procedure might help to reproduce the problem:

1. terminate firefox
2. make sure its gone
3. start firefox with flash installed and visit http://nvidia.com/
4. klick on the big flash animation
5. klick on Firefox' back button to go back to http://nvidia.com/ again
6. try ctrl-w or alt-f

When I try, then the shortcuts are ignored. 

Can you reproduce this? I tried firefox 4.0.1 on Linux amd64.
PS: Please don't misunderstand me: This bug report is _not_ about the ignored shortcuts. Its about putting the File --> Close menu entry back into place as long as the shortcut problem is unresolved. 

The shortcut problem (#78414) is open for 10 years now, and I don't see any indication that it might be fixed.
In comment 0 you are talking about http://google.com/ where I do not see any plugins being involved.  Can you please clarify?
Google had a flash animation on their home page (the Gibson thing, AFAIR). Today its gone. 

Can you reproduce the problem using NVidia's page?
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110724 Firefox/8.0a1

(In reply to comment #6)
> PS: Please don't misunderstand me: This bug report is _not_ about the
> ignored shortcuts. Its about putting the File --> Close menu entry back into
> place as long as the shortcut problem is unresolved. 


Let me see if I get this right: when focus is on a plugin (flash or whatever) and shortcuts are ignored(ALT+F being one of them), going with the mouse in the File menu does not display the Close tab option and you are not able to close a tab (CTRL+W also disabled)?
If you replace "tab" by "window", then its correct. I haven't tried tabs.

I can close all Xwindows with the help of the window manager, of course.
Severity: normal → S3
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