Firefox Tab Switching
March 27, 2008 1:08 PM   Subscribe

Firefox won't tab-switch out of Gmail/Compose

I constantly use Ctrl-PageUp and Ctrl-PageDown to switch from one Firefox tab to another.

However, when I open a new outgoing message in Gmail, Ctrl-PageUp and Ctrl-PageDown don't work. I can switch with a mouse click, but I want my keyboard shortcut.

Is there a setting I can change on Firefox's about:config page, or perhaps in Gmail to make it let go of the focus?
posted by KRS to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I don't know if this would fix it, but there's a setting to 'disable keyboard shortcuts' in the Gmail prefs.
posted by box at 1:26 PM on March 27, 2008 for me. FF (Windows). I have the better gmail extension, but I don't think it does anything for this particular functionality. Haven't changed any userchrome or about:config settings (in fact, it's a fresh install on a new computer as of Monday). I have Gmail keyboard shortcuts on.

For me, it works with both ctrl+tab/ctrl+shift+tab and Ctrl+pageup/ctrl+pagedown, when I have the cursor in the To:, Subject: or text box.
posted by puddleglum at 1:28 PM on March 27, 2008

On mac (10.5), I use Ctrl-Tab to switch tabs with firefox; it might also work in your case.
posted by ddaavviidd at 2:37 PM on March 27, 2008

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