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plus.google.com eats ctrl+pgdn/pgup hotkey - what can I do about it?

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When on a plus.google.com profile page I cannot switch to the next tab using ctrl+pgdn hotkey. Using ctrl+tab works.

When on a plus.google.com profile page I cannot switch to the next tab using ctrl+pgdn hotkey. Using ctrl+tab works.

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cor-el
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Just to make sure that an extension isn't causing this issue:

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window.
Just to make sure that an extension isn't causing this issue:<br /> Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance). *Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes

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I've tested it in Safe Mode and the issue remains. Please see for yourself by visiting for example https://plus.google.com/105658931286740311674/about.

I've tested it in Safe Mode and the issue remains. Please see for yourself by visiting for example https://plus.google.com/105658931286740311674/about.
cor-el
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Yes, I see that too on the page that you supplied.
It look that some script is running and is used to cycle between a few possible pages.
Ctrl + Page Up and Ctrl+ Page Down work after I press the F6 to move focus away from the page or otherwise remove the focus.

Yes, I see that too on the page that you supplied.<br /> It look that some script is running and is used to cycle between a few possible pages.<br /> Ctrl + Page Up and Ctrl+ Page Down work after I press the F6 to move focus away from the page or otherwise remove the focus.

Modified by cor-el

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Is there a script running or is it a hypothesis? Can script do that? I mean catch hotkeys that are used by the browser?

Anyway, back to my question, what can I do about it?

BWT: It works fine in Chrome 30.

Is there a script running or is it a hypothesis? Can script do that? I mean catch hotkeys that are used by the browser? Anyway, back to my question, what can I do about it? BWT: It works fine in Chrome 30.
vicnet 0 solutions 1 answers

Since a recent Firefox upgrade I have the same issue randomly when the focus is on a text input box or field.

For example, this happens on linguee.com on a results page, for example:

http://www.linguee.com/english-french/search?source=auto&query=firetruck

Ctrl + PgUp/PgDn doesn't work to switch tabs, only Shift + Tab does. However, things work fine on WordReference.com.

I use both WordReference and Linguee as tools for my translation work, and I always have one tab of each opened. I switch between them very often, and I'm used to the Ctrl + PgUp/PgDn to do that. Now I get stuck on Linguee all the time. If I use tab or any other means to remove focus from the search text box, the shortcut works again.

Another example of this is Gmail. If I'm composing a reply and the text input box has focus, the Ctrl + PgUp/PgDn shortcuts don't work. If anything else has focus on Gmail (including other text input fields and boxes, such a composing an email, searching, or chatting with contacts), the shortcuts work fine.

I just tried Safe Mode, and nothing changed.

Since a recent Firefox upgrade I have the same issue randomly when the focus is on a text input box or field. For example, this happens on linguee.com on a results page, for example: http://www.linguee.com/english-french/search?source=auto&query=firetruck Ctrl + PgUp/PgDn doesn't work to switch tabs, only Shift + Tab does. However, things work fine on WordReference.com. I use both WordReference and Linguee as tools for my translation work, and I always have one tab of each opened. I switch between them very often, and I'm used to the Ctrl + PgUp/PgDn to do that. Now I get stuck on Linguee all the time. If I use tab or any other means to remove focus from the search text box, the shortcut works again. Another example of this is Gmail. If I'm composing a reply and the text input box has focus, the Ctrl + PgUp/PgDn shortcuts don't work. If anything else has focus on Gmail (including other text input fields and boxes, such a composing an email, searching, or chatting with contacts), the shortcuts work fine. I just tried Safe Mode, and nothing changed.
camolin3 0 solutions 1 answers

I've made a small addon to fix this issue:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/free-control/

I hope it help you guys :)

I've made a small addon to fix this issue: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/free-control/ I hope it help you guys :)