Re: panel prelight on focus

Luis Villa wrote:

> There must be a better way to do this. This behavior is the most
> frequently reported non-crash bug against the new panel, and if users
> think it is a bug, it is a bug.

Well, alternative suggestions are always welcome.  Drawing a dotted box
around the panel is next-to-invisible, though, so I'm not sure what
options there are other than changing the panel background colour.

Some of the reports are probably spotting genuine bugs-- the panel
should only change colour when the panel itself, not a panel object, has
focus.  So generally you should only see a panel getting focus when you:

- click on the panel background to start a "move panel" drag

- click on one of the show/hide buttons (debatable if whole panel should
show focus here, or just the button)

- right-click on panel background to pop up the panel shortcut menu.  In
this case the panel should nearly always lose focus again anyway as soon
as you select an item from the menu, since most of them give focus to a
newly-created window or panel object.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson ireland sun com    Desktop Engineering Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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