Re: panel prelight on focus

I remember way back in the GNOME 1.0 days the panel used to draw a border
(kinda like for buttons with focus) when the user tried to drop an object
onto it. It didn't seem ugly to me at the time and I don't know why it was
removed, but maybe this would work to indicate focus. Perhaps George knows
how it was done.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Calum Benson" <calum benson sun com>
To: <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org>
Cc: "GNOME Desktop Hackers" <desktop-devel-list gnome org>;
<padraig obriain sun com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 9:20 AM
Subject: 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.
> Cheeri,
> Calum.
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