Re: applets tooltip's does not appear ...

Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com> writes:

> "Deepa Natarajan" <deepa natarajan wipro com> writes:
> > The cdplayer applet is now key navigable. Each button in the applet
> > receives focus. So the applet as a whole does not receive focus, thus
> > pressing Ctrl+F1 does not launch the applets tooltip. 
> > 
> > The tooltip is seen if the mouse is used. But not through keyboard. So
> > there is no way a person will know what applet s[he] has reached.
> > 
> > This is the same case now for mini-commander applet. 
> > 
> > IMHO this appears to be a serious issue. I am trying to investigate how
> > to go about it. If someone has an idea please let me know.
> > 
> You can have a container that takes focus itself and also allows its
> children to be focused. I'm trying to think of a simple example in GTK
> but I'm not coming up with one... maybe GtkPaned does this? 
> I guess GtkTextView does also in principle, but I think it's broken.
> There's a "focus" method on GtkWidget you have to override to make
> this happen.

GtkNotebook is a pretty good example, if a bit complicated.

I think there are some useability concerns in putting the applet itself
in the toolchain. You'd have to figure a visual indication for this to
begin with. (Not prelight! :-)


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