Bug 6492 - [text mode] shift-tab doesn't go back fields
Summary: [text mode] shift-tab doesn't go back fields
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-29 12:00 UTC by James Manning
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-04-14 15:17:16 UTC

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Description James Manning 1999-10-29 12:00:35 UTC
while tab works fine for cycling through fields/buttons,
shift-tab doesn't go through them in the reverse order,
just the same order (would be nice to have shift-tab)

I've checked this behavior on most of the screens and
it seems to exist on all checked

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-29 13:37:59 UTC
Try ALT-TAB, as that should work for you.

Comment 2 James Manning 1999-10-29 14:10:59 UTC
Works great!  Any chance shift-tab could do it to? :)

Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 16:01:59 UTC
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.

Comment 4 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 19:27:59 UTC
This issue has been added to a features list for future releases.

Comment 5 Erik Troan 2000-04-14 15:17:59 UTC
alt-tab works as you want shift-tab to, and the bottom line of the screen
mentions this

standard vt100 consoles (such as the linux console) don't return a unique
keycode for alt-tab

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