Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 648357
allow single Return to accept DHCP net config on stage1 network page
Last modified: 2011-08-09 03:41:20 EDT
Description of problem:
It is annoying to have to press Tab 7 times
just to accept the default of dhcp networking.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot boot.iso
2. Move through to "Configure TCP/IP" page
3. Try to press Return to move use DHCP.
2. Return key takes on through pages until net config page.
3. Have to press Tab 7 times first to get to the OK button
3. Return should accept default DHCP net settings
and couple of Tab presses could take one to checkboxes
if necessary. Does newt support that?
Alternatively maybe add another screen
with two buttons for "DHCP" (default) and "Manual" config.
(I guess it would be pretty unusual to install
without network configuration these days.)
these days are seem small. :)
Does F12 not take you to the next screen? That should be documented on the screen somewhere.
Doh - yes the F12 key is documented! I had never noticed that... lol.
I see it even works in the GUI.
I still think Return would be good on the TUI network page though
since it is the last page before going to GUI, but I can't
really argue with [F12].
I'll reassign this to Radek to see if he wants to do it. I think other screens support moving forward with enter.
Is this bug still relevant in recent Fedora releases ?
I can't see any DHCP page any more by default in recent Fedora releases
so closing this out.
Shame I didn't note down what version I originally saw this on...
This is still present in Fedora. The fix is not as easy as it might appear. On the Configure TCP/IP screen the "Ok" and "Back" buttons are in a buttonbox which is part of a form (newt library components). Adding ENTER hotkey to the form would override ENTER on "Cancel" button. Maybe setting focus to "OK" is the way but if only I'd be able to do this in newt. I'd prefer to wait for the new UI in Fedora (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/UX_Redesign).
Right but now it only appears with "askmethod"?
In Fedora it should appear only if network needs to be enabled in loader (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Network#Network_enablement_in_installer, http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Network#Loader_text_UI) or when using "asknetwork".