Re: panel focus

Seth said:

> I agree. Focusing the first widget makes a lot more sense than
> highlighting the entire bar.
> -Seth

I have to disagree with you here.  Besides the issue of what to do
when there are no applets in the bar, remember that in order to pop up
the context menu for the panel you must be able to focus the "panel
and not a child widget.  If this requires "focus navigate to first 
widget, then Ctrl-TAB to move up one level" (the alternative) then I
you have traded a small annoyance for a significant eccentricity, and
I don't think it's a good tradeoff.

Calum, Padraig, and I talked about this at some length, and in the
end we felt that the need to focus containers was strong enough to
require an extra gesture to focus children.


> On Sat, 2002-03-02 at 23:37, jacob berkman wrote:
> > On Sat, 2002-03-02 at 19:50, Seth Nickell wrote:
> > > You mean as opposed to the whole bar?
> >
> > yeah.  although i don't know what to do when there are no applets.
> >
> > i would guess the same as when there are no children of a ?box.
> >
> > jacob
> > --

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