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CTRL-T does not work in Firefox sometimes

Posted by Paritosh Bisi on December 10, 2008

Many of us might have faced the issue that, while running flex applications ctrl-t does not work in Firefox sometimes. That is because, when current page displayed has a flash frame and the frame is selected, ctrl-t is not passed to the browser from the frame so ctrl-T don’t work.

Having any solution or workaround for this, please do leave a comment.

Happy Browsing…:-)

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17 Responses to “CTRL-T does not work in Firefox sometimes”

  1. Paritosh Bisi said

    Not only ctrl-t, most of the browser shortcut keys also will not work properly.

  2. developers dont see this bug?

  3. ararn said

    I also have faced this problem. If this happens I just go to “File” and press “New Tab”

  4. Paritosh Bisi said

    This is not exactly a Bug.

  5. Alexander said

    Use Internet Explorer, which does not have this issue.

  6. alano said

    It may not be a bug,, but it sure is a frustrating “Feature”……..
    If i have to move my hand and use mouse, then I might as well click on the “open a new tab” button……..

  7. Paritosh Bisi said

    Yea Alexander, I am talking about Firefox only here.

  8. txgreenthumb said

    if you can capture the iostream from the irq channel the keyboard is on you should be able to write a script with the “ctrl+t” key combination as its trigger which will assess the success of the command attempt and if not successful simulate the keystrokes of the nav path for the dropdown menu command that is the alternative to the keyboard shortcut. i write stuff like this in other apps that are not browsers so there has to be a programmatic solution that can be applied to firefox specifically. thoughts?

    -oracle/sap app implementer

  9. Vince P said

    Or you could just use Alt+F+T; just a shortcut to the file->new tab menu

  10. purdygood said

    You’ve got to be kidding? “This is not exactly a bug?” How do you define “bug?” What mystifies me is that these highly paid programmers didn’t take the software through it’s paces before releasing it. Possibly because the board is pushing it to release before the fiscal quarter, but before it’s time.

  11. Galagachamp said

    Unfortunately, in my experience at least, if control + T doesn’t work then Alt + F + T will not work either.

  12. lol said

    Paritosh Bisi are you serious? This is the main reason for not using firefox. Why not just put it as a setting then?

  13. Neatness said

    If anyone know how to use only and only ctrl+t for new tab in firefox, please answer!
    When I open some .pdf and focus on some text on “web page” and if i use ctrl+t I get stupid “Summarize Options”. Alt+f+t works, but that’s just stupid… Thanks in advance!
    ctrl+t=new tab in firefox only!!! :)

  14. Allanon said

    “Uninstall the Ask toolbar and it should work again. There is a compatibility issue with the Ask toolbar and Firefox that prevents new tabs from being opened. ” Straight from the firefox forums and yes it does work

  15. JJ said

    GR, this is so frustrating. So, there is no solution?
    I live for the crtl+T option.

  16. in my firefox ctrl+t not working properly any one can tell me what can i do??

  17. Jairo said

    Yes, confirmed!!

    any of the extensions installed change this internal option: CTRL + T

    I`ve desinstalled some unused of them, and all is fine now.

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