Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1310300
LXQt application menu keyboard navigation unintuitive in empty "Other" menu
Last modified: 2016-12-20 13:52:53 EST
Description of problem:
The "Other" menu in the application menu is empty for me. If I use keyboard navigation on the menu, I can "enter" the "Other" menu with the right arrow, but there is no visual feedback. Up and Down arrows don't work until I use the Left arrow to "leave" the menu, again without any visual feedback.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Activate the application menu with the mouse
2. Use keyboard Up and Down arrows to navigate to the Other menu
3. Use the keyboard Right arrow to enter the menu
4. Use Up and Down to select another menu
Steps 3 and 4 produce no visual feedback
Empty menus should not be shown. If they are shown, they should be marked as disabled. Entering the menu with the right arrow should not be possible. Up and Down arrows should select entries above and below the empty menu.
I tried creating other empty menus with menulibre. They are not shown. I was able to hide the Other menu using menulibre, so that's a workaround.
This is an upstream issue that was already discussed in https://github.com/lxde/lxqt/issues/65, in particular see https://github.com/lxde/lxqt/issues/65#issuecomment-162259496 and following comments.
Thank you for finding that discussion! It sounds like the empty menus should never be shown, so their keyboard traversal is a moot issue.
Yes. The keyboard issue is due to the sub-menu coming up empty which shouldn't happen in the first place.
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