Re: [Usability] Making combo boxes more keyboard friendly
- From: Calum Benson <calum benson oracle com>
- To: Bill Cox <waywardgeek gmail com>
- Cc: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Making combo boxes more keyboard friendly
- Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 10:33:32 +0000
On 1 Jan 2012, at 11:25, Bill Cox wrote:
> Combo boxes in Gnome are difficult to navigate by keyboard. There's a
> simple bug report about it here:
> I've always found this issue a minor inconvenience, but for blind
> users using Orca, it's a much bigger deal, since they cannot grab the
> scroll bar on a combo box and quickly find the item they want, and
> instead have to arrow down through the whole list.
> Is there any chance keyboard navigation of combo boxes could be improved?
This behaviour was actually recommended in one of the many gtk keynav bug reports I filed back in 2001: <https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=53579>
Tis a little disappointing that it still hasn't been fixed over a decade later, especially as (or perhaps because) the bug was marked resolved/fixed...
CALUM BENSON, Interaction Designer Oracle Corporation Ireland
mailto:calum benson oracle com Solaris Desktop & Applications
http://blogs.oracle.com/calum +353 1 803 3807
Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Oracle Corp.
] [Thread Prev