The way how the tab key works can be set systemwide in 10.2. In the keyboard preferences, under "Full Keyboard Access" there is an option "Highlight Text boxes and lists only - Highlight any control". When the first option is selected, the tab key highlights only few things (similar to OS 9), while the latter option higlight everything (similar to Windows). The way chimera works now is that it's always in "highlight everything" mode, not yet taking the new system settings into account. I suggest that the system options should be respected.
Michael, what build ID are you reporting this bug against?
Build ID is 2002.09.30.04
To what extent do other OS X Apps observe this setting?
Reassigning to Accessibility.
Assignee: saari → bryner
Component: General → Accessibility
QA Contact: winnie → sairuh
> To what extent do other OS X Apps observe this setting? Preferences does it fully. Most other Apps are still adapting to it, because it's a new thing in Jaguar (I think)
No, those options are available in 10.1.5, as well.
Sorry, my mistake. I tried a few Apple apps to see how well this is implemented in them: System setting is respected: Finder 10.2, Mail 1.2, iPhoto 1.1.1, TextEdit 1.2, Terminal 1.3.1, Addressbook 3.0.1, OmniGraflle 2.0.8, iCal 1.0, Preview 2.0 Not respected: iTunes 3.0.1, DVD Player 3.2, Quicktime Player 6.0.1, Acrobat Reader 5.0.5
Confirmed using Chimera/2002100304 on 10.1.5, in that the setting doesn't apply to the content area. The setting *does* apply to all Cocoa chrome areas, such as the Toolbar and Preferences. Obviously this doesn't work in Mozilla either.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Highlight links using tab key only when set in keyboard prefs → Obey Keyboard Preferences tab key highlight setting in content area
The problem here is that there isn't a good mapping into focussable things in the content area. Should the 'All controls' setting focus links? See also bug 160387.
*** Bug 203579 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
There is a patch I wrote that does almost what you want on bug 160387 - though it doesn't follow system prefs. It adds a pref UI to Camino that allows the users to choose tab behavior.
this should be resolved by 160387 *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160387 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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