Firefox annoyance

2A Batterie

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I know this is petty, but when I want to open a new tab in Firefox and press apple+T, nothing happens. I have to select "New Tab" in the file menu, even though right besides it is Apple+T. I've noticed some minor issues like this in Garageband too. What gives?
 

3-22

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2A Batterie said:
I know this is petty, but when I want to open a new tab in Firefox and press apple+T, nothing happens. I have to select "New Tab" in the file menu, even though right besides it is Apple+T. I've noticed some minor issues like this in Garageband too. What gives?
Apple-T works just fine for me openning new tabs. Might want to make sure you are using Firefox 1.0.

You sure your "apple" key isn't screwed up?
 

Cuckoo

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2A Batterie said:
I know this is petty, but when I want to open a new tab in Firefox and press apple+T, nothing happens. I have to select "New Tab" in the file menu, even though right besides it is Apple+T. I've noticed some minor issues like this in Garageband too. What gives?
Sorry, i'm not sure, but my firefox opens a new tab when i press apple+T....
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Hoef said:
You must currently be residing in a state of denial :D
No, I think you're correct, Firefox seems to have a bug where sometimes all (or some) keyboard shortcuts seems to stop working (on some tabs/windows, not all)... a quick restart of Firefox usually helps for a while...

...of course whenever you want to do that, cmd-Q has stopped working so you have to quit from the Firefox menu... :rolleyes: :p
 

mkrishnan

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
No, I think you're correct, Firefox seems to have a bug where sometimes all (or some) keyboard shortcuts seems to stop working (on some tabs/windows, not all)... a quick restart of Firefox usually helps for a while...

...of cource whenever you want to du that cmd-Q has stopped working so you have to quit from the Firefox menu... :rolleyes: :p
This happens to me also. :rolleyes:
 

Westside guy

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Oct 15, 2003
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I don't suppose anyone knows how to set it so shift+ (or alt+, etc.) the horizontal scroll could be set to go through the history? :D I've tried playing with other mouse wheel settings in about:config, but can't get it to work.

I totally agree the default behavior is annoying, and I'm glad people figured out how to "fix" it! But it seems like it'd be handy to be able to trigger the behavior intentionally by holding down one of the usual modifier keys.
 

Xeem

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One minor annoyance I have with Firefox is that middle-clicking on a link doesn't open it in a new tab by default like it does in Safari (or Firefox on Windows, for that matter). Mouseworks to the rescue, I guess.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Xeem said:
One minor annoyance I have with Firefox is that middle-clicking on a link doesn't open it in a new tab by default like it does in Safari (or Firefox on Windows, for that matter). Mouseworks to the rescue, I guess.
I don't use a mouse, just my trackpad, but cmd-clicking brings up the page in a new tab (even if you cmd-click a bookmark or use the search funcktion and cmd-return). But, not always (see my post earlier to a possible reason...)
 

Hoef

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
No, I think you're correct, Firefox seems to have a bug where sometimes all (or some) keyboard shortcuts seems to stop working (on some tabs/windows, not all)... a quick restart of Firefox usually helps for a while...

...of course whenever you want to do that, cmd-Q has stopped working so you have to quit from the Firefox menu... :rolleyes: :p
Never had that problem .... However I am using the G5 optimized version.
 

PlaceofDis

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iindigo said:
Just another reason to use the real Mac Mozilla browser, Camino ;) :p
hear hear!! although Comino needs an update as well, although i do find it much better than FF
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Hoef said:
mmmm ... Did you guys submitted feedback to the development team? This is potentially bad news
Naaaah... don't bother me too much, and I suspect it might be related to another (well discussed) bug, where the whole menu is unresponsive when e.g. the download window is in focus...
 

iChief

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Back space button doesn't work

I'm running version 1.0.3 of Firefox on a G4 iBook with OS 10.3.7 and the back space shortcut doesn't work. I mean that shortcut is supposed to bring you back a page in the browser isn't it? :confused: Is it something I have to set in Preferences?
 

mkrishnan

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iChief said:
I'm running version 1.0.3 of Firefox on a G4 iBook with OS 10.3.7 and the back space shortcut doesn't work. I mean that shortcut is supposed to bring you back a page in the browser isn't it? :confused: Is it something I have to set in Preferences?
I'm not sure FF uses the backspace for this purpose. However, Apple-Right and Apple-Left move forwards and backwards through history. :)
 

iChief

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Thanks for that. Yeah, that seems to work. I suppose it wouldn't take much getting used to. Although I can't understand why they can't have the same shortcuts as the Windows version.

I'm quite used to Camino now but I always prefered Fx's Bookmark manager. I can't used to it in Camino but apart from that I like most everything else in Camino e.g. it's blisteringly fast! But Fx is the one for me if I have the misfortune of having to use a Wintel machine.
 
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