Selecting items using the keyboard in the "Options"

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Selecting items using the keyboard in the "Options"

Post by kx » Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:53 am

There are some issues when using the keyboard in the "Options" dialog:

1. Try to select (using Up/Down or Left/Right keys) some category that has not been selected since the dialog was opened. The focus switches to the first tab of the TabControl, the category list loses the focus (active category turns grey) and you can't select another category anymore until you set the focus back to the category list by pressing the Tab key. I would like to select a category directly and then switch the focus manually.

2. Select some category that has been selected in the previous step. Press the Tab key several times and look at the order in which the focus is set: OK button - Cancel button - category list, and so on (but not TabControl anyhow). Is there a way to switch to any tab of the TabControl by using the keyboard?

3. Well, a tab is selected but you can't switch to the controls on it, because on the Tab key pressing the focus switches back to the category list but not controls on the tab. Even though some control is focused you can not activate the next one by using the Tab key.

Regardless of the fact that less of people use keyboard rather than mouse I hope the author will pay attention to these issues in the next version of XnView.

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Re: Selecting items using the keyboard in the "Options&

Post by xnview » Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:56 am

kx wrote:There are some issues when using the keyboard in the "Options" dialog:

1. Try to select (using Up/Down or Left/Right keys) some category that has not been selected since the dialog was opened. The focus switches to the first tab of the TabControl, the category list loses the focus (active category turns grey) and you can't select another category anymore until you set the focus back to the category list by pressing the Tab key. I would like to select a category directly and then switch the focus manually.

2. Select some category that has been selected in the previous step. Press the Tab key several times and look at the order in which the focus is set: OK button - Cancel button - category list, and so on (but not TabControl anyhow). Is there a way to switch to any tab of the TabControl by using the keyboard?

3. Well, a tab is selected but you can't switch to the controls on it, because on the Tab key pressing the focus switches back to the category list but not controls on the tab. Even though some control is focused you can not activate the next one by using the Tab key.

Regardless of the fact that less of people use keyboard rather than mouse I hope the author will pay attention to these issues in the next version of XnView.
Yes, i konw, i have many problems with this dialog, and don't understand why focus changed always...
Pierre.

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