Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 599009
Interact with vnc screens with the keyboard only
Last modified: 2013-04-30 19:46:28 EDT
Description of problem:
It looks like keyboard navigation/tabbing doesn't work with any of the vnc login and info screens that come with VNC and TigerVNC.
Once in a while the vnc login box and all the ok/cancel or yes/no box, implemented by a KX C++ class of some sort, last time I looked at the code, lose focus before I have an opportunity to interact with them.
I can then use the keyboard and give focus to those boxes but there doesn't seem to be a way to get focus, e.g. by tabbing, to any of the sub widgets/buttons. This makes it impossible to acknowledge even the simplest OK boxes with the keyboard only.
I know, it's a GUI, use the mouse, but some of us don't like to take our hands off the keyboard for such simple things.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All VNC/TigerVNC releases I can remember.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run vncviewer from a window manager with focus follow mouse policy active
2. Move focus away from the box by moving the mouse elsewhere or by whatever other means your WM provides via the keyboard, e.g. Alt-Tab
3. Bring focus back with Alt-Tab
4. Try to navigate to the user/password fields using the keyboard
or for an even simpler box
2. kill the login box via whatever button your WM provides
3. Move focus away from the box and bring it back as above
4. Try to acknowledge the OK button with the keyboard
Can't seem to be possible
Ought to be
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