Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1463259
[RFE] nmtui: allow widgets navigation with HJKL keys
Last modified: 2017-07-21 15:21:43 EDT
I don't know whether there are any limitations imposed with newt
library, but the desired state is that one can navigate using
HJKL keys (vim standard shared with plenty of other terminal
programs) along with cursor keys as usual.
Thanks for considering.
Thanks for the report. However, it doesn't seem to be possible to tell newt to use different key bindings for navigation. The keycodes are hardcoded in the library.
I'm closing this bug report, since (despite we don't oppose the idea), we're not going to work on this and it falls outside of scope of NetworkManager. If you choose to reopen the bug, please reassign it to newt.
In that case I strongly suggest you attach a patch, otherwise it might be difficult to convince someone to actually implement this. It needs some serious thought -- the "hjkl" keys obviously collide with the other uses of the keys (search in list, enter text).
Sad but understandable.
I immediately don't have the power to dive any deeper.