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FF 67 Tab button Inefficient

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In the new version of FF (67.0), the "refresh" button in the toolbar now gets attention if I click the Tab key from the address bar.

In other words, previously if I opened a new tab (ctrl+t) and pressed the Tab button on my keyboard, it would switch directly from the Address Bar to the Search Box and I could type in what I want to search for. Now, if I open a new tab and press the Tab button, the attention switches to the Refresh button next to the Address Bar, so I have to press Tab twice to get to the Search Box.

I tried removing the Refresh button entirely (ctrl+r works just as well), but then FF just forces attention to go to Zoom or the "..." buttons next to the Address Bar - it still is making me press Tab twice to get to the Search Box.

In the new version of FF (67.0), the "refresh" button in the toolbar now gets attention if I click the Tab key from the address bar. In other words, previously if I opened a new tab (ctrl+t) and pressed the Tab button on my keyboard, it would switch directly from the Address Bar to the Search Box and I could type in what I want to search for. Now, if I open a new tab and press the Tab button, the attention switches to the Refresh button next to the Address Bar, so I have to press Tab twice to get to the Search Box. I tried removing the Refresh button entirely (ctrl+r works just as well), but then FF just forces attention to go to Zoom or the "..." buttons next to the Address Bar - it still is making me press Tab twice to get to the Search Box.

Chosen solution

You can set this pref to false on the about:config page to disable the new accessibility feature to make all groups of buttons within the toolbars keyboard accessible via Tab and Shift+Tab and gives the focused item an outline.

  • browser.toolbars.keyboard_navigation = false

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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Chosen Solution

You can set this pref to false on the about:config page to disable the new accessibility feature to make all groups of buttons within the toolbars keyboard accessible via Tab and Shift+Tab and gives the focused item an outline.

  • browser.toolbars.keyboard_navigation = false

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

You can set this pref to false on the <b>about:config</b> page to disable the new accessibility feature to make all groups of buttons within the toolbars keyboard accessible via Tab and Shift+Tab and gives the focused item an outline. *browser.toolbars.keyboard_navigation = false You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config
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Fantastic! Thank you, and so quickly.

Fantastic! Thank you, and so quickly.
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