Re: GTK+ accessibility

On Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:20:21 +0100
Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com> wrote:


On 16 July 2015 at 17:49, Bryan Gardiner <bog khumba net> wrote:

This is largely something that only Windows does — I cannot reproduce
it on my Linux machine with any toolkit (GTK2, GTK3, Qt, or the ad hoc
toolkits used by Firefox and LibreOffice).

Just a note, the default Qt widget style on Linux does have this behaviour

I just tested with VLC (which is the only Qt app I have installed at
the moment) and it didn't happen. I had to press Alt + M to highlight
the Media menu. If I pressed Alt only, I didn't get any focus hint on
the menu bar

Okay, I poked around and it depends on the style.  The majority of the
stock styles do; KDE/Oxygen doesn't.

(and so does Firefox *if* the menu bar is hidden by default).

That's pretty much ad hoc behaviour because otherwise there's no way
to access the menu — I also find it extremely irritating because it
makes the content area jump around, though that may be just me ;-) —

Oh, completely agreed there.

but even then, the menu is not focused: the menu bar is shown, but
it's not given focus.

It really is focused for me, as in I can hit accelerator keys and use
the arrows to navigate the menubar, although I suspect that's because
my Firefox is built against gtk2 :).

Anyway, in lieu of Alt being consistent with Windows, F10 seems to be
a key shared between GTK+ and Windows for focusing the menubar
(assuming GTK+/Windows respects this shortcut).


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