Re: control-arrow to move focus

On Tue, 2002-04-30 at 19:07, Calum Benson wrote:
> Murray Cumming wrote:
> > 
> > Holding down the control key while using the arrow keys "moves focus" in
> > GTK+. I'm not really sure what this is supposed to do.
> Generally, arrowkeys are used for fine-grain focus movement, and
> Ctrl+arrowkeys for a higher level of focus movement.  For example, in
> GtkTextView, arrowkeys move cursor one letter (left/right) or one line
> (up/down) at a time, and Ctrl+arrowKeys move it one word
> (Ctrl+left/Right) or one paragraph (Ctrl+Up/Down) at a time.
> > For instance, in the gtk-demo, ctrl-arrow in the left-hand TreeView
> > moves an outline rectangle up and down the rows, but this doesn't seem
> > to be useful for anything. In the Dialog and Message Boxes example,
> > ctrl-arrow has exactly the same effect as arrow - it just moves the
> > selection to the next widget.
> Where there is no sensible 'higher level' of focus movement,
> Ctrl+arrowkeys just does the same as unmodified arrowkeys.

The the TreeView seems to be broken in this respect. Have you tried it?

>  For example,
> in a dialog, there isn't really a higher level of widget grouping that
> you could move focus between.  (The exceptions perhaps being paned
> windows and notebook controls, which we currently have different
> shortcuts for navigating between).
> > I'm asking because I'd like to use the Control key as a modifier key
> > when doing keyboard navigation in Nautilus list views.
> How would you like to use it specifically?

If I remember correctly, the plan was to use Ctrl-Down to open the
selected item, like on the Mac.

Ctrl-Alt-Down would open the selected item in the same window (or in a
new one, depending on your preference - basically Alt would just toggles
the preference). Here's the bug, though it contains a lot of crap:

Murray Cumming
murrayc usa net

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