Bug 517434 - user interface poorly laid out, unresponsive to the usual keyboard movement
Summary: user interface poorly laid out, unresponsive to the usual keyboard movement
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-13 22:00 UTC by J. Randall Owens
Modified: 2010-12-05 06:36 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-12-05 06:36:56 UTC

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Description J. Randall Owens 2009-08-13 22:00:35 UTC
Description of problem:
I've noticed this with F11 NM and IPv4 addresses, but the IPv6 with the Rawhide image makes it more obvious.  The fields for address entry when creating (and presumably editing, but that's broken right now) IPv6 addresses are very poorly sized.  The address part could be up to, let's see, 39 characters, but the prefix will be three at most, usually two.  But the fields for the two are the same width, and you tend to run out of room in the address part.

Hmm, unless you're supposed to be entering the entire prefix, even though it's easily obtained from the network address and prefix length?  Is there a use case that requires the address to not be in the prefix?

Also, it's awkward to get around between fields in that window.  Right arrow and tab key don't seem to take me from the address field to the prefix, like I would expect.  The only way I've found to select other fields (and this was also with the F11 IPv4, with the address/netmask/gateway) is by clicking on it with the mouse.  Although, the next field over does seem to be highlighted.  But then, when you type anything, this other little box pops up out of nowhere, and you're typing there instead.  I haven't figured out what that box is.  But it doesn't seem to add its contents to the field.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
always & easily

Steps to Reproduce:
1. right-click NM applet and select "Edit Connections..."
2. edit (or, at the moment, add) a connection
3. look at the IPv4 or IPv6 tabs, and try to get around in them
Actual results:
bad field layout, can't tab from one field to another when adding/editing addresses

Expected results:
proportionate field sizes, tabbing between fields

Additional info:
A little experimenting showed that the IPv6 prefix field doesn't allow colons, so presumably it should be just the prefix length (and might be relabeled accordingly).

Comment 1 J. Randall Owens 2009-08-13 22:05:21 UTC
Forgot what else I meant to put in "additional info": When you stretch the window horizontally, most of those field sizes become not so bad, although the IPv6 prefix becomes even more way-too-wide if it's just a length.  At the initial default width, though, pretty nearly nothing fits in its field, unless you have an all-single-digits IP address or something like that.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 11:26:16 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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