Bug 76375 - Text fields do not have a focus outline
Text fields do not have a focus outline
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gtk2 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
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Reported: 2002-10-20 23:32 EDT by Brian Ryner
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-20 23:32:06 EDT
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Description Brian Ryner 2002-10-20 23:32:00 EDT
Description of Problem:

When you focus a text field by clicking on it or tabbing to it, in a gtk2 app,
the text field doesn't have a focus outline.  Not sure if this is intentional,
but I suspect not, as it could be an issue for accessibility.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Focus a text field in a gtk2 app by clicking on it or tabbing to it

Actual Results:

No focus outline appears

Expected Results:

A focus outline should appear on the text field.

Additional Information:
It doesn't seem to matter which theme I use; I see this on all of the included
GTK2 themes.  However, with BlueCurve on GTK 1.x applications, a focus outline
appears as expected.
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2002-10-31 17:45:47 EST
This is working as intended. Similar to the way it works in  
Microsoft Windows the focus is indicated by one of:

 - The presence of the cursor
 - The selected text being displayed in a more vibrant color.

(It's possible for a theme to specify a more Motif-like way of 
 drawing the focus)

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