From:  Myk Melez <myk@mykzilla.org>
Date:  18 May 2018 05:14:42 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.developer-tools
Subject:  

Re: Update #1 on unshipping the GCLI (AKA Developer Toolbar)

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> Brian Grinstead 
> May 17, 2018 at 13:52
> If you have chrome debugging enabled then the input field gets 
>  focused and the shortcut works as expected.
>
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1461366 is on file to 
> remove the need to the manually focus the window when the input field 
> isn’t shown.
In the meantime, a workaround that doesn't require you to focus the 
document by clicking into it is to press the tab key (which should focus 
the "trash can" button) after opening the Browser Console.

-myk