I hope this question gets passed to some Firefox devs or so, as this is really a question about specific internals here.
So let’s get started…
Background: The problem
So now that emoji picker lib has a feature to auto-focus the input box, which I’ve enabled.
This also works, when I click the browser action button as usual.
However when I use the_hot key_ to trigger the popup opening, it always fails and does not auto-focus the input field.
The hot key is defined in the simplest possible way via the commands key in the
manifest.json. I.e. live code here:
So obviously I wonder why that behaviour is so different?
It’s exactly the same code/HTML that is called, just a slightly different way to trigger it – which is outside of the scope my extension can influence, however. So it is really some strange Firefox behaviour.
So, can you tell me what differences there are when I open the popup via a click vs vis the hot key? (IMHO it should behave the same, i.e. there should be no differences)
But appearently there are…
PS: Issue tracked as #28 “downstream”/in my add-on.System: Firefox Nightly 68.0a1 Linux/Fedora 30 (Wayland)
…, but IIRC I could reproduce it with stable Firefox, too and on other systems, too.