[Usability] Re: Keynav issues with dialogs and selectable alert text

On 19 Dec 2005, at 20:12, Olav Vitters wrote:

Reference http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=323586

Closing a gnome-terminal window with multiple tabs will display an alert
dialog with 2 buttons, 'Cancel' and 'Close All Tabs'. The default
button is the 'Close All Tabs'. Pressing tab will switch the focus to
the alert text. In bug 323586 the reporter complains that this is not

I think allowing the text to be selected is good according to the HIG as
it allows a user to copy the text (for support). The downside is low
vision or blind users not seeing that the text is being selected.

How can the focus issue be solved?

(I've added some comments to this bug.)


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