User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Firefox/17.0 Build ID: 20120723030606 Steps to reproduce: http://forum.maxthon.com/ allows you to quickly send posts in threads by pressing Alt+S but it's annoying when Firefox opens the History menu while I'm focussed on the text field. Firefox should only open the menu if there isn't any text fields with focus. Actual results: Firefox opened the History menu while a text field was still in focus. Expected results: Firefox should have ignored the shortcut while the text field was in focus.
Ignore the UA string, this still occurs in the latest Trunk build.
>Firefox should only open the menu if there isn't any text fields with focus. Why only if you are in text fields ? We would get opposite reports about alt+s not working as expected. Requesting that the shortcut gets remapped to something else would make more sense to me.
I thought it would be more difficult to remap it as choosing a keyboard shortcut that's not in use or one that's not reserved by Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. would be more effort than just telling Firefox to not respond to it.
This is not exactly a dupe of bug 80637 but it comes close enough to dupe it. The question is if websites should be able to override internal keyboard shortcuts. Ignoring some keyboard shortcuts if a form has focus doesn't make sense. I'm pretty sure that we would get a bunch of bug reports if we would implement this. You may not use the alt+x shortcuts but they are used in basically all windows applications for the menu shortcuts. They are more important now that the menu bar is hidden. Remapping alt+s (if this shortcut is used often by websites) or let the website override the application shortcuts
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 380637
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