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Bug 84384 - gnome-terminal loses keyboard focus (tabbed mode)
gnome-terminal loses keyboard focus (tabbed mode)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vte (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Blocks: 79578
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Reported: 2003-02-15 06:04 EST by Warren Togami
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-11 15:59:10 EDT
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Description Warren Togami 2003-02-15 06:04:38 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030206

Description of problem:
gnome-terminal when used in tabbed mode often will lose keyboard focus when
switching back & forth between other windows.  This is sometimes difficult to
reproduce but it happens quite often for me on several systems.  The normally
solid black cursor is stuck as the outline-only cursor and clicking the window
does not gain focus.

WORKAROUND: If you click on the "Go" menu and select "Previous Tab" or "Next
Tab" it regains the solid black cursor and keyboard focus.

Recent Rawhide versions of gnome-terminal began to exhibit this behavior.  I
think I didn't experience this problem with the initial gnome-terminal in
Phoebe2, but not entirely sure.

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-15 09:26:41 EST
I think the problem is just that clicking the terminal area doesn't focus it, so 
if you somehow get the focus elsewhere (e.g. clicking the active tab)
then you are in a fix.
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2003-02-16 14:23:41 EST
are you switching focus  between the windows using the keyboard (Alt+Tab or
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2003-02-16 14:41:15 EST
Yeah, Havoc was right.  Steps to reproduce:
1. Open gnome-terminal.
2. Hit CTRL-SHIFT-T a few times to open a few tabs.
3. Double-click on any tab.
Comment 4 Matt Wilson 2003-02-19 21:47:29 EST
how is this a bug?  you're focusing the tab.  just hit tab to get back in the
next group (i.e., the terminal widget).
Comment 5 Matt Wilson 2003-02-19 21:48:46 EST
IOW, Havoc, why are you allowing tabs to be focused?  And you want vte to grab
focus when someone clicks on it?
Comment 6 Matt Wilson 2003-02-19 21:51:44 EST
this is fixed in GNOME CVS - clicking in the VTE widget grabs focus
Comment 7 Nalin Dahyabhai 2003-02-19 22:59:05 EST
The tab can be focused for keynav purposes.  Either way, this should be fixed in
0.10.21 and later.

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