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Now I needn't push [Tab] 10 times and go over tabbar, adressbar, searchbar and buttons on the page. And I needn't touch that nasty mouse and waste my time. I just use ctrl-alt-x/c and type what I need.
I just installed this extension and I don't know why this extension so unpopular.
Lightweight addon @4.1 kb
This addon provides an alternative solution to "tabfocus" prefs tweak implemented by mozilla
Both has a flaw :
Mozilla's implementation provides no way to use both kind of tabbing functionality ie 3 and 7
This addon's provides no single modifier key as shortcut ( similar to TabKey [modifier] by Mozilla )
Note : Single Key Shortcuts configured using keyconfig.xpi - does not work in input fields
This still works, but you have to "Install Anyway" when you try to add it. After it's installed, you then use the Add-on Compatibility Reporter (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/) to enable un-updated addons. Then the addon should work after a restart.
It works perfectly! I wanted something that took care of one of my biggest pet peeves: having to use the freakin' mouse to point and click where I'm about the TYPE. Your add on for firefox is perfection. It gets me to the text input box, lets me cycle through them if there are multiples on a page. Love it!
Works well at least with latest 3.0.15, (they have not yet updated to 3.5 at my university).
Thanks for this add-on!
As a suggestion for a new version, wouldn't it be nice if you could choose a specific input field to be focused for each website? For example, you could implement an option in the context menu for input fields selecting that very field to be focused each time you visit that website. Would be highly appreciated!
Simple yet highly useful.
I don't agree that the first box should be auto-detected. There are other hacks, including an about:config manipulation that will do this but I always found this action highly annoying. There are a lot of sites that I visit in which I start typing to find a keyword, and focusing on the first box prevents this.
Please don't change the extension because there really aren't too many out there that does what this does.
I actually spent some time a few months ago looking for just this sort of extension. I suppose it is sort of a niche issue, judging by total downloads and the unsuccessful search I made earlier.
Other reviewers have mentioned that they would like an automatic focus onto the first form, though I would find this irritating if it didn't come with a black/whitelist, because being focused on a form prevents movement by Page Up and Page Down. However, this extension is useful as it is, and implementation of the above features might require yet-another-status bar-icon.
The 1st input filed auto-detection, as suggested Drew Van T., would be really fine feature.
To Joachim Lous: use keyconfig extension to assign custom keys
You may download it from http://mozilla.dorando.at/readme.html
Highly useful. If I might suggest an additional (optional?) feature: a kind of auto-detect which examines pages for input boxes and makes sure that the cursor is placed into the first one automatically, eliminating the need to use the shortcut. It probably would not work on every page, and sometimes it would anticipate the user's intentions incorrectly, but nonetheless it would be an enormous timesaver, considering how many webpages consist of little than a single search box.
Can I configure the hotkeys? I've had c+a+c mapped to 'calculator' for many years, and by now it's so hardwired into my hands this plugin would be useless for me.
I was looking for exactly this feature and found it. It's often a pain to get to a login prompt with only the keyboard by just using Tab since there could be a lot links in between. Thanks for sharing this. It seems to work with FF3 for me, though I noticed maxVersion hasn't been bumped yet. Easy enough to do myself if I need to.
What else than a 10 could i give for something that does what it says, is incredibly siple (and small in kb), and is yet so useful. Obviously it only makes sense for people that use their keyboard a lot for navigation, or would like to use it more.
The big clue is that on most pages, the designer didn't make use of the possibility in html to define the tab order. Usually there's only one, or maybe two input field(s), but you'd have to press the tab key 20 timese till you get there.
Here it's just Ctrl-Alt-X (or C for toglling the other way round).
Anyhow, thanks to the dev, very usefull!