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Bug 133990 - keyboard type-ahead broken for menu navigation
keyboard type-ahead broken for menu navigation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Reported: 2004-09-28 16:45 EDT by Chris Lee
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-20 08:20:35 EST
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Description Chris Lee 2004-09-28 16:45:45 EDT
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Gecko/20040928 Firefox/0.10

Description of problem:
When accessing the panel menus, it's nice to be able to start typing
the first few letters of a menu item to be able to jump to it. The
GNOME panel does in fact support this feature, but the user has to
first pop the panel menu open and then activate one of the items
before the type-ahead find works.

As soon as the menu is opened, typing a character on the keyboard
should initiate finding the menu item.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on a menu
2. Start typing
3. Note that none of the menu items gets activated

Actual Results:  The menu ignores the keys I press until I highlight
one of the menu items.

Expected Results:  The menu should activate whichever menu item I
start typing the string from.
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2004-09-29 10:26:34 EDT
Well, it works for me when I click on the main menu button, so do you

  1. Click on menu button
  2. Navigate with mouse to open a sub-menu
  3. Hit key, causes another sub-menu to be selected rather
     than a menu item in the sub-menu you've already 

If so, try the same thing with gedit's "View" menu - this is standard
for all GTK+ menus.

Or am I misunderstanding?
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2004-12-20 08:20:35 EST
No response, closing

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