Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146905
Keyboard bindings not honored in URL and form fields
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:59 EST
Description of problem:
While using mozilla, clicking in the URL bar and typing Ctrl-U would
clear the URL bar. Likewise for a form field. While using firefox, it
always operates as "View Source".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firefox
2. Click in the URL bar
3. Type Ctrl-U.
Like "View Source"
The URL bar should be cleared.
According to what I have been able to gather, Firefox is supposed to
honor the GTK settings and specifically the following GConf key
which could be set to "Emacs" for Emacs behavior or "Default" for
ordinary behavior. I found it already set at "Default", but the
behavior is not what I expect and Firefox seems to ignore this setting.
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
Tried this Fedora Core 6, same behavior. I found a workaround here
so apparently the problem should be with GTK applications.
Should this bug be reopened against a different component ? The workaround
apparently involves GTK.
Actually, the behavior is by design and "expected". Most people don't like
those keybindings (or so Mozilla says) but they will let you use them if you
stick that bit in your .gtkrc which is the real way to do so.
Closing as NOTABUG. Thanks for the report.