Download Manager: Can't trigger [Clear List] using the keyboard




Keyboard: Navigation
5 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Axel, Unassigned)




Firefox Tracking Flags

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5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20130814063812

Steps to reproduce:

Open Download Manager window.

Actual results:

You can not reach the [Clear List] button using the keyboard, neither by acceleration key nor by using <TAB> key.

Expected results:

Both, an acceleration key should be defined for the [Clear List] button, and the button should be approachable by the <TAB> key.


5 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Downloads Panel
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0, build ID 20130827030201
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0, build id: 20130828030202

Confirming the issue: "Clear Downloads" option from Library is not accessible using the keyboard.
1. Perform a Download
2. Open the Downloads Panel and select "See All Downloads"
3. Use TAB to navigate through the Library window elements

Actual result: "Clear Downloads" button is not accessible using the TAB key. Also, there is no other shortcut key combination for this button/option in the Library.

Expected result: there should be a shortcut for "Clear Downloads", or the button should be accessible using the TAB key.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 7 → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Keywords: access
Version: 23 Branch → Trunk

Comment 2

2 years ago
Detailed workaround:
0. Download a file
1. Open downloads panel: Press Ctrl+J
2. Focus downloads list: Press Ctrl+F, then Shift+Tab
3. Select any item:      Press Up/Down once
4. Open context menu:    Press Shift+F10 (on Windows)
5. Select menuitem "Clear Downloads" and press Enter

Comment 3

2 years ago
:-)) Nice ;)

Another detailed workaround:
0. Download a file
1. Open downloads panel: Press Ctrl+J
2. Reach out for the mouse or trackpad
3. Search mouse pointer on screen
4. Move the mouse pointer to [Clear Downloads] button
5. Click left mouse button
6. Release mouse

Comment 4

2 years ago
@ Axel:
This is accessibility bug. It means that "Clear Downloads" functionality should be accessible via keyboard (for people who don't/can't use mouse). I know it's possible to control mouse pointer with keyboard (Alt+Shift+NumLock on Windows), but that is really undesired option. Comment 2 is better IMO

Comment 5

2 years ago
OK, I understand now. I believed you were cracking a joke, because taking these many steps to reach the button sounded quite hilarious to me. But yes, that workaround is a feasible path to reach the goal, of course.


2 years ago
Component: Downloads Panel → Keyboard: Navigation
Product: Firefox → Core
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