The Space bar effect in the Browser Console should be more consistent

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

DevTools
Console
RESOLVED WONTFIX
5 years ago
8 days ago

People

(Reporter: Ioana (away), Unassigned)

Tracking

24 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

5 years ago
Reproducible on Firefox 24, 25 and 26, on multiple OSs.
Introduced with the fix for bug 879799.

STR:
1. Launch Firefox.
2. Open the Browser Console.
3. Navigate through the console using the keyboard. With the focus on Net, press Space.

When the Clear button is focused and I press Space, the button is pressed. When Net (or any other of the buttons with menus) is focused and I press Space, the menu is opened. When focus a menu item and pressing Space, nothing happens.

I would expect Space to work on the other buttons the same as on the Clear button: press the button, not the dropdown arrow that open the menu.

If you prefer to keep it working like Enter and open the menu, then it should work like Enter when a menu item is focused too (check/uncheck it).
(Reporter)

Updated

5 years ago
Depends on: 879799
Thanks for the bug report. Marking as wontfix - this is a XUL-related bug about the behavior of the Space key on various UI elements used by the console.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Updated

8 days ago
Product: Firefox → DevTools
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