Closed Bug 940643 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Pressing and releasing "Alt" opens the File menu, on Linux (when it should just reveal the menu bar)

Categories

(Firefox :: Menus, defect)

x86_64
Linux
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 940040

People

(Reporter: dholbert, Unassigned)

Details

(Whiteboard: [Australis:P4][Australis:M?])

STR:
 1. Be running a new build with Australis
 2. Press and release Alt.

ACTUAL RESULTS:
 Menu bar is revealed, and File menu is opened.
 [At this point if you press "v", it launches Print Preview]

EXPECTED RESULTS:
 Menu bar is revealed. File menu should *not* be opened.
 [At this point if you press "v", it opens View menu]


Nightly & IE11 show EXPECTED RESULTS on Windows 8.1.
Nightly shows ACTUAL RESULTS on Linux.
(In reply to Daniel Holbert [:dholbert] from comment #0)
> STR:
>  1. Be running a new build with Australis

(er by "new build" I meant "nightly build", of course)

To elaborate slightly on why this is annoying: Normally, when you navigate menus with "Alt", you get a chance to preview what the available keys are and what menu-items they'll activate.  e.g. if you hit Alt+V (simultaneously), you can see the menu and choose your next keypress accordingly. (say, "c" to select Character Encoding submenu, and then "m" to select More Encodings, etc.)

Currently on Linux Nightly, there is no way to get into this "Preview" mode for the top-level menus.
Component: General → Menus
Whiteboard: [Australis:P4][Australis:M?]
Blocks: australis
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 940040
Ah, right -- I should've made this block "australis-merge", not "australis".

But anyway, this is now duped to a bug that blocks "australis-merge", so I'll just clear the "blocks" field here entirely, so we don't end up with duplicate bugs in the dependency field on the australis-merge metabug.
No longer blocks: australis, australis-merge
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