new-tab page stealing the control-k search shortcut

Gavin Sharp gavin at gavinsharp.com
Tue Aug 19 19:16:52 UTC 2014


This is largely unrelated to that larger problem - this was just a
slight flaw with a new feature. There is a renewed effort to tackle
the broader shortcut stealing problem in bug 1052569.

Gavin

On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:43 AM, bobbuun <bobbuun at hotmail.com> wrote:
> It is arguable that this is a subset of the overall issue of a web page
> being able to hijack browser keyboard shortcuts without prompting or option
> otherwise (Bug 380637 since 2007). I recall reading this was proving
> problematic for add-in developers to fix.
>
> -DP
>
>
> On 08/19/2014 11:32 AM, Gavin Sharp wrote:
>>
>> This was a temporary regression from bug 1041678.
>>
>> Alex has already fixed it in bug 1054776.
>>
>> Gavin
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Benjamin Smedberg
>> <benjamin at smedbergs.us> wrote:
>>>
>>> I've noticed recently that when the new-tab page is open and I press
>>> control-k to go to the search box, the focus goes to the toolbar search
>>> box
>>> and then quickly shifts to the new-tab search box. This really bothers me
>>> for the following reasons:
>>>
>>> * The cursor quick-switching looks like an accident
>>> * My eyes are looking for the cursor in the search box, but it's not
>>> there
>>> any more
>>> * The search box has my last remembered search text in it, which I may
>>> want
>>> to keep or change, but the new-tab search box doesn't have that
>>>
>>> I don't really care whether we have the search box on the new-tab page,
>>> but
>>> I don't think it should steal focus/shortcuts from the normal search box,
>>> for these reasons.
>>>
>>> --BDS
>>>
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