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Allow selecting language using the keyboard cursor keys in the "more" dialog
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To navigate from a Wikipedia article in one language to a different language I'd like to be able to click the "more" button, type (part of) the language, then choose one language with the keyboard and confirm with the "enter" key.


Observed: nothing happens
Expected: the first language is selected

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Toni_001 created this task.Aug 10 2019, 2:06 PM
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You can select languages with the Tab key, but it would be nice if cursor keys worked too.

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Aklapper renamed this task from Can't select language using the keyboard in the "more" dialog to Allow selecting language using the keyboard cursor keys in the "more" dialog.Aug 10 2019, 3:09 PM

I had tried the Tab key before, but I'm not able to select any language with it: Pressing it once complete "sp" to "Spanish", pressing it a second time focuses "Show globe", that is, leaving the language selector.
Using Firefox, if that's relevant.

@Toni_001: There is no globe here. Pressing tab several times works for me. Can you provide a screenshot (and/or clearer steps to reproduce) please?

The second time I press the Tab key the focus moves from the language search field to "Show globe", as indicated by the arrow:

Aklapper added a comment.EditedAug 10 2019, 5:33 PM

Ah, thanks. Which browser and browser version is that? I used Firefox 68 on Linux.

Firefox 68.0.1 on macOS 10.14.6.

By the way, I had noticed this problem at least a year ago for the first time and stumbled over it now and then.

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