Re: [Evolution] Ambiguity between "highlighted" and "selected"

On Tue, 2016-01-12 at 12:49 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On switching to a message folder, the previously selected message in
that folder is highlighted, however the message is not in fact
selected until the user clicks on it, so that hitting an arrow key
will jump to the next folder in lexical order, not to the next

I suppose you selected the folder by mouse. As such, the folder tree on
the left is focused, thus it gets the keyboard input...

However hitting Reply *will* bring up the composer on the highlighted

... unless the keystroke is defined as a short cut for some action,
then the action is executed instead the keystroke being used by the
focused widget.

The situation changes once the user clicks on the message because now
it is really and truly selected, but there is no visual change to
indicate this.

That might be due to the GtkTreeView, which, intentionally, doesn't
change background of the selected item in it to some "grey" from "blue"
when the widget loses focus, which for example the message list does
(the actual colors depend on the current theme). There is a bug report
against gtk+ and GtkTreeView for this, resolved as that's on purpose.


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