[URL Bar] Tab to next item in the toolbar

Bug #699976 reported by Daniel Fore on 2011-01-07
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Midori Web Browser

Bug Description

If there is no tab-completion to be had, pressing the tab key while the focus is in the URL Bar should move focus to the next item in the toolbar.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2011-01-08
Changed in midori:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Trebor (trebor-x) wrote :


pressing tab key should move focus to the web-search-bar

Alexander Butenko (avb) wrote :

Whats the point to disable tab-completion? Current implementation is super fast and have more useful feature that search bar offers.
If you hit some kind of a bug in completion lets try to solve it instead.

I'd like to see that fixed up too. :)

Tai Kedzierski (dch-tai) wrote :

In response to avb - What do you mean by "tab completion"? What I observe is pressing tab simply goes down the autocomplete list, same as using the down arrow key, effectively removing a feature to no gain.

It is not unreasonable to expect behaviour similar to that of other browsers. To wit:

When pressing tab in the URL bar, the same behaviour as pressing the down arrow key is observed.

Indeed, once tabbed out of the URL bar it is not even possible to tab back in - neither URL bar nor search field form part of the tab sequence at all.

When there is text in the URL bar, pressing down arrow key should iterate into the list of options below it.

Pressing TAB should go to the next UI field, as is expected of the TAB key in all other field-based interfaces, browser or not.

Any UI field tabbed out of should be available to tab into again.

Frustrating for heavy keyboard shortcut users (many *nix users?) who expect common shortcuts to be consistent in behaviour.

Highly visible issue for first time users and a disincentive to taking the browser seriously.

Low/medium. Admittedly in the end, there are ways around this.

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