Last modified: 2007-01-10 18:44:10 UTC

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Bug 8568 - firefox keyboard navigation
firefox keyboard navigation
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Site requests (Other open bugs)
PC Windows 2000
: Low minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-01-10 17:06 UTC by Johann Kok
Modified: 2007-01-10 18:44 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Johann Kok 2007-01-10 17:06:06 UTC
I use firefox to browse the net (various versions).  On the wikipedia website
the cursor is not in the search box by default.  When I type "search" in order
to jump to the text "search" just above the box it doesn't highlight that text -
most other website on the internet does.  Also while on the website the <ALT>
keyboard shortcuts to open the various menus doesn't work either.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-01-10 18:44:10 UTC
For the first, that's normal. Wikipedia is primarily a content site, for
*reading*. The space, pageup/pagedown, and cursor keys are expected to function
for normal scrolling. On the entry portal at you will
find the focus is in the search box, but not on Wikipedia's content pages.

For the second, report the bug to Mozilla at if it
persists with Firefox 2.0.

For the third, upgrade to Firefox 2.0; it has changed the web shortcut keys so
they no longer interfere with regular menus on Windows and Linux.

For future reference, please report separate issues separately.

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