Re: PSA: Accessibility in a menubar-less design

On 02/24/2014 09:04 PM, Matthias Clasen wrote:
On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 7:43 PM, Joanmarie Diggs <jdiggs igalia com> wrote:
Hey all.

I just fired up Gedit and noticed the menubar is gone. I'm guessing we
will start to see more and more apps move in this direction, so a couple
things I would ask app developers and designers to consider:

1. There should be an intuitive, consistent, immediate way to jump to
   the widgets that live in the header bar. I think this shortcut should
   move to the first of the widgets. I'd like to toss out F10 for
   consideration since that's what tends to work in menubar-possessing
   apps. But I'm not wedded to that idea, as long as we can agree upon,
   implement, and document that shortcut.

   Related: IMHO Ctrl+Shift+Tab, which got me from the Gedit Text View
   to the last focusable widget, is not a good candidate to address this

F10 makes sense to me.

Cool. Whilst we wait for others to chime in, I've opened a bug [1]
against Gtk+ in the hopes that it can be done there so app developers
get it "for free."

I would also suggest that The Open button
should have a mnemonic, Alt-o. And it would be good to have
accelerators for the 'new tab' and 'save' buttons, canonical choice
would be Ctrl-T and Ctrl-S.

I have no objections there. Related question: How much of these sorts of
things can be handled by Gtk+?



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