Re: applets and focus indication

I get indication on all 4 sides. *shrug*
I know it's not only about the WS switcher, but it seemed to be the
primary example. A good example is the system-tray-applet. I get NO
focus indication at all. And hell, what *is* supposed to get focus
when I tab to it?

-- dobey

On Tue, 2002-10-15 at 00:08, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Hi Rodney,
> On 14 Oct 2002, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> > I just took a minute and played with the Workspace Switcher applet.
> > It seems to not be broken in regards to drawing focus notification.
> >
> > In all cases, the applet draws the focus rectangle when it does have
> > focus. These times may only be a second or less, but mouse clicks don't
> > last very long. Also, clicking on the lines separating the workspaces,
> > results in the same behavior as case D, as no workspace is switched.
> > So, all in all, not having a focus rectangle around the applet, when
> > right clicking on an applet, makes sense, as the menu has focus, not
> > the applet. I'm going to agree with Havoc on this, and say punt, because
> > it is the applet's problem, if it wants to draw focus rectangles around
> > the toplevel widget, when it's children have focus.
> 	How about this case:
> 	* Click on the panel (or Ctrl-Alt-Tab to it). The tab until
> 	  the workspace switcher has focus. The prolem here is that
> 	  the focus indication is extremely poor. You're only seeing
> 	  two sides of the indication (this is with the default gtk
> 	  theme) and at that its hard to distinguish the indication.
> 	The problem is only *really* evident when you're using the
> panel without the mouse.
> 	"But wait! You can't use the workspace switcher using only the
> keyboard" - I know, but you still need to access its popup menu. The
> actual funcationality of the applet is available using WM keybindings.
> And, in any case, this problem isn't only about the workspace
> switcher.
> Good Luck,
> Mark.

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