Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126715
Not HIG friendly: HOME and END keys do not work properly in TODO list task entry
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
When entering a new task into Evolution's TODO list, by clicking on
the entry box directly above the TODO list, the HOME and END keys
on a standard PC keyboard (any kind) do not function as a user would
expect them to.
All Microsoft Windows applications, and Windows itself define "HOME"
to be "Beginning of line" and "END" to be "End of line". Wether this
is an official definition or not, it is definitely defacto in the
Windows world. Most GNOME/KDE and other GUI Linux apps also use
the HOME key for "beginning-of-line" and END for "end-of-line".
The behaviour of both the HOME and END keys in Evolution when entering
a TODO task, is to deselect the text entry box, and select the entry
box of the first column (for HOME), or to select the entry box for the
last column. This causes the text entry box to turn blue and
deselect, as if the user clicked the mouse in the first or last
I use the TODO list a lot, and quite frequently I desire to go
to BOL or EOL to add a prefix or suffix to my TODO task. Every time
I instinctivly hit HOME or END to get there, I am reminded of this
I consider this to be user unfriendly and probably against the
Problem still exists in rawhide (evolution-2.3.8)
This has been filed upstream (for the last 4 years...) I'm going to resolve it
as UPSTREAM as I'm unlikely to work on this myself.