Open Bug 831329 Opened 7 years ago Updated 3 months ago

Access Key not working when focus is in textarea in Mac OSX


(Core :: DOM: UI Events & Focus Handling, defect)

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(Reporter: santhosh.thottingal, Unassigned)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0 Iceweasel/19.0
Build ID: 20130111083243

Steps to reproduce:

If I press access key for a a button while the focus is on an editable area like textarea, access key does not have any effect. The issue exist only in Mac OSX, in other operating systems, even if the focus is on textarea access key works

Actual results:

To illustrate this, please check with FF in Mac OSX. the button has accesskey attribute s. Control+Option+S works if the focus is outside text area, but not when focus is inside text area

Pressing Alt+shift+s in Linux+FF works no matter where the focus is. 

Expected results:

Accesskey should work irrespective of current focus.
OS: Linux → Mac OS X
I can confirm this with Firefox trunk on OSX10.8. I'm not sure that is has something to do with the special focus handling on OSX as explained in bug 577316
Ever confirmed: true
Component: General → Event Handling
Is this a regression?
Behavior still observed in Firefox 25.0.1 on OSX 10.9.
Downstream ticket:
(As Bugzilla's "See Also" field refuses to accept this URL.)
This bug should have the "access" keyword set.
Component: Event Handling → User events and focus handling

Works fine now in Firefox 69 on macOS.

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