Webpage application grabs keyboard focus from Firefox, CTRL-T won't work

Sean Carolan scarolan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 14:34:05 UTC 2008

Ok, so I'm a heavy keyboard shortcut user.  Call it lazy intelligence,
the path of least resistance, or whatever.  If there's a way to do it
without moving my hand off the keyboard and over to the mouse I want
to know about it.

I have found that certain "rich media" type websites that contain
java, flash, javascript, activex, etc. seem to block one of my
favorite browser shortcuts, CTRL-T.  Although this may seem like a
minor thing, it annoys me to no end.  I have to click on the title bar
to get the browser to recognize the CTRL-T command which totally
breaks the flow and disrupts the harmony in my universe.

Does anyone have a clue how to prevent this from happening, short of
disabling javascript and flash?

Steps to duplicate:

1.  Visit pandora.com in Mozilla Firefox (or other sites with fancy
embedded control panels and widgets)
2.  Try to CTRL-T to open a new tab
3.  Become frustrated

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