Last Comment Bug 713676 - Keyboard shortcuts (ESC, RETURN) no longer work if the content area loses focus.
: Keyboard shortcuts (ESC, RETURN) no longer work if the content area loses focus.
Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
Component: Developer Tools: Inspector (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul Rouget [:paul]
: Gabriel Luong [:gl][1 biz day review guarantee] (ΦωΦ)
Depends on: 703031
Blocks: 691884
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Reported: 2011-12-27 10:00 PST by Johan C
Modified: 2012-01-30 07:29 PST (History)
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Description User image Johan C 2011-12-27 10:00:44 PST
See: for detailed instructions on how to reproduce.

I can also reproduce this with the ENTER key.
Comment 1 User image Kevin Brosnan [:kbrosnan] 2011-12-28 12:07:56 PST
Copying over str

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open 2 tabs in Firefox
2. Go to
3. Start the Inspect mode
4. Click on the google logo
5. Click on the other tab
6. Click back on google tab
7. Press ESC

Actual results:
Nothing happens

Expected results:
Inspect mode should exit
Comment 2 User image Paul Rouget [:paul] 2012-01-03 02:44:41 PST
ESC, RETURN, left, right, top and bottom shortcuts don't work if the veil is not focused.

This also happens when the breadcrumbs are clicked (when they get the focus).

Should ESC should also work from the Style Panel?

I think this is a pretty annoying, and I think this should be fixed in Firefox 11 (Aurora).
Comment 3 User image Paul Rouget [:paul] 2012-01-20 06:42:00 PST
This has been fixed by bug 703031
Comment 4 User image Paul Silaghi, QA [:pauly] 2012-01-30 07:29:15 PST
The issue is not reproducible on Firefox 12:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:12.0a1) Gecko/20120129 Firefox/12.0a1
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:12.0a1) Gecko/20120129 Firefox/12.0a1
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:12.0a1) Gecko/20120130 Firefox/12.0a1
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:12.0a1) Gecko/20120129 Firefox/12.0a1

Setting the resolution to verified fixed.

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