Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Firefox Ctrl+LeftArrow/RightArrow key combinations doesn't work

  1. #1

    Default Firefox Ctrl+LeftArrow/RightArrow key combinations doesn't work

    Hey folks,

    In FireFox (address bar or search box) i cannot select next or previous word by pressing ctrl+shift+arrow keys,
    The cursor either goes to the end or start of the strings.
    i.e. i cannot select the following by pressing ctrl+shift+right arrow when i put the cursor at the first of the address bar



    instead, i get this:



    i tried to disable all addons and restart firefox in safe mode, but the issue didn't vanish.

    PS1:I don't have this issue on my Chromium
    PS2: I'm using FireFox 44.0

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    24,979

    Default Re: Firefox Ctrl+LeftArrow/RightArrow key combinations doesn't work

    Did that function as you think it should, earlier in Firefox?

    I ask because I like to know if it is something that changed in Firefox, or something that you experienced in another application (Chromium) and think that it should "thus" function the same way in another application (Firefox).

    Background is that you say that that key-combination should go to the next/previous word. IMHO words are seperated by white space. But I understand from your description that you mean going to the next/previous item of an URL. When that is the case, what should be the seperator(s)? Only / or also ? and & and more?
    Henk van Velden

  3. #3

    Default Re: Firefox Ctrl+LeftArrow/RightArrow key combinations doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Did that function as you think it should, earlier in Firefox?

    I ask because I like to know if it is something that changed in Firefox, or something that you experienced in another application (Chromium) and think that it should "thus" function the same way in another application (Firefox).

    Background is that you say that that key-combination should go to the next/previous word. IMHO words are seperated by white space. But I understand from your description that you mean going to the next/previous item of an URL. When that is the case, what should be the seperator(s)? Only / or also ? and & and more?
    Hi hcvv and thanks for your reply.

    Actually it works on Mageia and WIndows ( i sync my FireFox and have the same extensions, bookmarks and .. on all systems), but i don't know whether it used to work on OpenSuse or not.

    For separators, i think it's a simple regular expression, which separates words if there are "/, . : ?" or digits between them

    Thanks

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Norfolk, UK
    Posts
    1,212

    Default Re: Firefox Ctrl+LeftArrow/RightArrow key combinations doesn't work

    I've used Firefox on openSUSE 12.x 13.x and Tumbleweed (all with KDE desktop), as far as I remember the Ctrl+Left|RightArrow has always been space-delimited... whether that's by design, or is in fact a bug, I don't know.

    You could try asking over on the Mozillazine Forums http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php
    Regards, Paul

    Tumbleweed (Snapshot: 20190909) KDE Plasma 5
    Non-Tumbling Tumblweed (20150508) KDE 4 - Resurrected
    2x Leap 15.1 KDE Plasma 5

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    24,979

    Default Re: Firefox Ctrl+LeftArrow/RightArrow key combinations doesn't work

    I never felt any urge to do such a thing, but I now tried this on openSUSE 131.1 with Firefox 44.0.

    First clicked to a random place in the address bar. Then used Ctrl-RightArrow and Ctrl-Leftarrow. The cursor jumped to the right/left, stoping at the right any of . / ? = &. It handles the :// combination as one "separator though.

    I do not know if the OP defines this as "does work", but that is what I see.
    Henk van Velden

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Norfolk, UK
    Posts
    1,212

    Default Re: Firefox Ctrl+LeftArrow/RightArrow key combinations doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    First clicked to a random place in the address bar. Then used Ctrl-RightArrow and Ctrl-Leftarrow. The cursor jumped to the right/left, stoping at the right any of . / ? = &. It handles the :// combination as one "separator though.
    Interesting... The behaviour you're seeing (which is what I would expect it to do) is not what I (or the OP?) is seeing.

    Taking "https://forums.opensuse.org/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=2755475" as an example. Ctrl-LeftArrow moves to the very beginning, and Ctrl-RightArrow moves to the very end, it doesn't stop on the "./?=&" characters.

    Tested using openSUSE 13.2 / KDE "4" / Firefox 38.0.6 and with Tumbleweed (20160212) / KDE "5" / Firefox 44.0

    Desktop environment, or a user setting somewhere ???
    Regards, Paul

    Tumbleweed (Snapshot: 20190909) KDE Plasma 5
    Non-Tumbling Tumblweed (20150508) KDE 4 - Resurrected
    2x Leap 15.1 KDE Plasma 5

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    24,979

    Default Re: Firefox Ctrl+LeftArrow/RightArrow key combinations doesn't work

    I used the URL of this thread in my test (which is the same or very similar to what you used).

    I do not think I ever changed a setting for this. As said, I never used the feature, thus I never felt the need to change something here from the default.

    Maybe another 13.1 user can test and post?
    Henk van Velden

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Norfolk, UK
    Posts
    1,212

    Default Re: Firefox Ctrl+LeftArrow/RightArrow key combinations doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    ... I do not think I ever changed a setting for this. ...
    But it looks like I/we did - OK, found the "problem"

    It's a non-UI Firefox setting:

    use "about:config" to set the value of "layout.word_select.stop_at_punctuation" to true
    Regards, Paul

    Tumbleweed (Snapshot: 20190909) KDE Plasma 5
    Non-Tumbling Tumblweed (20150508) KDE 4 - Resurrected
    2x Leap 15.1 KDE Plasma 5

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    24,979

    Default Re: Firefox Ctrl+LeftArrow/RightArrow key combinations doesn't work

    I can not realy imagine that you and the OP (and others) did realy set that willingly.
    Henk van Velden

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Virginia Sector 13
    Posts
    15,699

    Default Re: Firefox Ctrl+LeftArrow/RightArrow key combinations doesn't work

    Maybe carry over from previous OS/Version settings.

    The actual history of configuration files are important since they are generally not changed between versions.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •