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Keydown Event does not work for Control, Shift and Alt keys?

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If you execute the following code in the browser's console

onkeydown = function(e){console.log(e);};

it should log every keypress to the console window, however, the event doesn't seem to fire when I press Control, Alt or Shift (by themselves, keycombos like Shift + W work). Trying the same in Edge for example works for every key, including the three mentioned. Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug of firefox? I should also mention that I'm using the developer edition of firefox.

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It works for me in Nightly.

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You're right, it seems like it works on both, regular firefox and nightly, just not on the developer version. I guess I've to wait for an update of the developer version then and use any of the other ones in the meantime?

Modified by Einhornyordle

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This is strange. May be a bug in dev-ed (so it will be solved n 4 weeks). I would also compare about:config entries beginning with dom.keyboardevent.*.

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dom.keyboardevent.* config entries are equal on all 3 editions, so that doesn't seem to be the problem. I guess I'll try again in a month or so.

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