Bug 728810 - file-roller ignores keyboard! Fedora 15
Summary: file-roller ignores keyboard! Fedora 15
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: file-roller
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
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Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-08-07 21:52 UTC by MM Masaeli
Modified: 2013-06-24 10:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 15:38:41 UTC

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Description MM Masaeli 2011-08-07 21:52:07 UTC
Description of problem:
file-roller ignores keyboard arrow keys if the mouse cursor is somewhere else than the file-rollers window while opening an archive! But if the mouse cursor exists where the window will be open, arrow keys work fine!

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

Steps to Reproduce:
1.select and open a non empty archive when mouse cursor is somewhere else than the area that file-roller window will be appeared!
2.Just test the keys!
3.Nothing changes while arrow keys pressed!

Comment 1 randomizer 2011-10-23 03:02:22 UTC
I can confirm that the same issue exists in file-roller-3.2.1-1.fc16.x86_64. However, all keys are affected, not just arrow keys. For example, you can't select multiple files within an archive because holding the ctrl or shift keys has no effect.

I did notice that file-roller starts responding to keyboard input if you click in any region of the file-roller window that allows resizing or repositioning of the (titlebar, edges and corners), or hold the alt key and click anywhere on the window.

Comment 2 Tadej Janež 2012-02-20 17:39:51 UTC
I can also confirm this on my F-15 machine with file-roller-3.0.2-1.fc15.x86_64.

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Comment 4 Tadej Janež 2013-06-24 10:20:54 UTC

this appears to be fixed in file-roller-3.4.2-1.fc17.x86_64.

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