Closed Bug 948079 Opened 10 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Come up with a way for Windows 8 touch (non-keyboard) users to access main menus

Categories

(Firefox :: Theme, defect)

x86_64
Windows 8.1
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

People

(Reporter: jimm, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Whiteboard: [Australis:P-])

Unless I'm missing another shortcut, there doesn't appear to be a way to bring up the menus on Window 8. A common use here would be to access the about panel. Prior to Australis, the fx button provided the discovery here, but AFAICT there's no way to get to this with Australis builds on tablets, independent of bringing up the old pre 8.0 desktop soft keyboard buried in system apps. Which nobody knows about and is hard to access.

We should probably move away from alt for menus altogether.
(In reply to Jim Mathies [:jimm] from comment #0)
> A common use here would be to access the
> about panel. Prior to Australis, the fx button provided the discovery here,
> but AFAICT there's no way to get to this with Australis builds on tablets,

Note that you can access the about dialog from the help (question mark) button from the australis menu panel.
Assuming bug 940669 got fixed, do you think this would be sufficiently addressed? I recognize that putting it in customize mode is pretty buried, but I'm not sure what else we should do on a touch/mouse only interface on Win8... Can users invoke the context menu? In that case, context-clicking an empty bit of tabbar/navbar/other-non-bookmarks-toolbar-toolbar will also offer them a checkbox to open the menubar again.
Flags: needinfo?(jmathies)
(In reply to :Gijs Kruitbosch from comment #2)
> Assuming bug 940669 got fixed, do you think this would be sufficiently
> addressed? I recognize that putting it in customize mode is pretty buried,
> but I'm not sure what else we should do on a touch/mouse only interface on
> Win8... Can users invoke the context menu? In that case, context-clicking an
> empty bit of tabbar/navbar/other-non-bookmarks-toolbar-toolbar will also
> offer them a checkbox to open the menubar again.

If you have a lot of tabs this won't be accessible though. I guess this comes down a question of whether we want desktop to be touch friendly. Since we have the metro browser for touch now, I suppose this doesn't need to be a high priority use case for desktop.
Flags: needinfo?(jmathies)
Summary: Alt key isn't available on Windows 8 soft keyboard / can't access menus → Come up with a way for Windows 8 touch (non-keyboard) users to access main menus
Whiteboard: [Australis:P-]
Given the context menu (also on the navbar now) and the button in customize mode, going to declare this WFM.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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