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SPACEBAR not remembered; HOME, END broken

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

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Firefox
Keyboard Navigation
VERIFIED WORKSFORME
5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Dan Jacobson, Unassigned)

Tracking

15 Branch
x86
Linux
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Description

5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:15.0) Gecko/20120615 Firefox/15.0a2 Iceweasel/15.0a2
Build ID: 20120615042006

Steps to reproduce:

Browsed e.g., http://jidanni.org/lang/chin_eng_coincidences.txt
Hit SPACEBAR several times. Now we are looking at the middle of this file.
Now hit UP ARROW just once to inch up just one line.


Actual results:

Whammo, we are now looking at the top of the file. Our former position is now lost.
We must page down over and over to continue reading where we were.


Expected results:

It should just inch up one line.
Also please test the DOWN ARROW too.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

5 years ago
Nether Chromium nor Midori exhibit such incredulous behavior.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

5 years ago
P.S., the HOME and END keys no longer work.
Thank goodness they still work in Chromium, etc.
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Comment 3

5 years ago
Repeating our experiment with PAGE UP instead of UP ARROW, we find the same problem.
It is as if all our SPACEBAR hits are not counted, and it is assumed we are still at the 
top of the file. Same with PAGE DOWN.
(Reporter)

Updated

5 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Keyboard Navigation
Summary: Arrow key files back up to top of page → SPACEBAR not remembered; HOME, END broken
This is not reproducible for me with the latest 16.0a1 nightly on a new profile. Can you please confirm?
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Comment 5

5 years ago
Hmm, seems fixed today on the very same
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:15.0) Gecko/20120615 Firefox/15.0a2 Iceweasel/15.0a2
on my j3 computer. So one of my other computers has something bad in its config. OK, closing.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Thanks for confirming.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
(Reporter)

Comment 7

5 years ago
I see, I had
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Accessibility.browsewithcaret
turned on.
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