Bug 202922 - rawinput.typeText() interval should be longer and/or configurable.
Summary: rawinput.typeText() interval should be longer and/or configurable.
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dogtail (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Zack Cerza
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Reported: 2006-08-17 08:26 UTC by Yan Tian
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-23 18:12:33 UTC
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Description Yan Tian 2006-08-17 08:26:36 UTC
Description of problem:
In RHEL4-U3 system, used the rawinput/typeText() in the script. Can't type one
character at a time, but whole string at a time. It seemed no difference with

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run script test-input.py. Using text().
2.run script test-typeText.py. Using typeText().
3.diff -Nur test-input.py test-typeText.py > diff.txt
4.view diff.txtas below:
--- test-input.py       2006-08-15 16:29:31.000000000 +0800
+++ test-typeText.py    2006-08-15 16:29:39.000000000 +0800
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 #!/usr/bin/env python
-# Test inputing to the screen by text() #3514
+# Test inputing to the screen character by character #3514

 import dogtail.tree
 import dogtail.utils
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@
 gedit = dogtail.tree.root.application('gedit')

-gedit.child(roleName = 'text').text = string
+gedit.child(roleName = 'text').typeText(string)

 quitItem = gedit.menu("File").menuItem("Quit")
Actual results:
1 and 2 running results were same.

Expected results:
1 script type whole string at a time.
2 script type one character at a time.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Zack Cerza 2006-08-18 18:06:12 UTC
tree.Node.typeText(string) currently just does:
    self.text += string
This is different in CVS and will be in the next release.

rawinput.typeText(string) does in fact type each character one by one, but does
so in a tight loop. There should probably be a configurable delay.

Comment 2 Zack Cerza 2006-08-23 18:12:33 UTC
The interval in CVS has been changed to be 75ms, which looks pretty realistic.

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