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Does Spatial Navigation Exist for firefox as mentioned here "http://www.mozilla.org/access/keyboard/snav/" ?

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Hi,

I've been looking for a spacial navigation feature for Firefox (using arrows to navigate between links as seen on screen, as seen in Opera). I can find some old pages that say it exists and occasional references to it being included in various versions of Firefox, but I can't find it.

I've tried building latest Firefox with the suggested option as mentioned on mozilla org (http://www.mozilla.org/access/keyboar.../snav/):

ac_add_options --enable-extensions=default,spatialnavigation

But get:

configure: error: Unrecognized extension provided to --enable-extensions: spatialnavigation.


So does Spacial Navigation exist for recent Firefox?

Hi, I've been looking for a spacial navigation feature for Firefox (using arrows to navigate between links as seen on screen, as seen in Opera). I can find some old pages that say it exists and occasional references to it being included in various versions of Firefox, but I can't find it. I've tried building latest Firefox with the suggested option as mentioned on mozilla org ([http://www.mozilla.org/access/keyboard/snav/]): ac_add_options --enable-extensions=default,spatialnavigation But get: configure: error: Unrecognized extension provided to --enable-extensions: spatialnavigation. So does Spacial Navigation exist for recent Firefox?

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Firefox 3.6.x has the SpatialNavigation.js file, but it looks that is has been removed.

There is also some code here:


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cor-el
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Does caret browsing do what you want to achieve?

You can press press F7 (on Mac: fn + F7) to toggle caret browsing on/off.

  • Tools > Options > Advanced : General: Accessibility: [ ] "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages"

Does caret browsing do what you want to achieve? *http://kb.mozillazine.org/accessibility.browsewithcaret You can press press F7 (on Mac: fn + F7) to toggle caret browsing on/off. *Tools > Options > Advanced : General: Accessibility: [ ] "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages" ---- *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Accessibility_features_of_Firefox

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Thanks for the quick response cor-el but this doesn't solve my problem.

I want something similar to opera spatial navigation. and whats mentioned on mozilla org regarding spatial navigation.

Thanks for the quick response cor-el but this doesn't solve my problem. I want something similar to opera spatial navigation. and whats mentioned on mozilla org regarding spatial navigation.
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Firefox 3.6.x has the SpatialNavigation.js file, but it looks that is has been removed.

There is also some code here:


(please do not comment in bug reports: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html)

Firefox 3.6.x has the SpatialNavigation.js file, but it looks that is has been removed. *http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla1.9.2/find?string=SpatialNavigation.js&tree=mozilla1.9.2&hint= There is also some code here: *http://mxr.mozilla.org/incubator-central/source/offscreen/toolkit/spatial-navigation/SpatialNavigation.js ----- *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=443043 bug 443043] - Firefox - hook snav up to browser <i>(please do not comment in bug reports: [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html])</i>

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Tried installing "without mouse" extension as mentioned in the bug 443043 - Firefox - hook snav up to browser , but its also not working.

From another post on mozillazine It seems that the Spatial navigation support has been removed from the firefox. Refer the link below: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2686787

Tried installing "without mouse" extension as mentioned in the bug 443043 - Firefox - hook snav up to browser , but its also not working. From another post on mozillazine It seems that the Spatial navigation support has been removed from the firefox. Refer the link below: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2686787
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See also: *Mouseless Browsing: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/mouseless-browsing/

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This also isn't working with the latest firefox (version 19.x.). I have changed max version in the install.rdf as well, but still not working :(

This also isn't working with the latest firefox (version 19.x.). I have changed max version in the install.rdf as well, but still not working :(