Wrong Tab behavior in Filter Window (unnecesary stops and wrong tabbing)

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Thunderbird
General
RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Andres C. Rodriguez, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1

When you enter the Filter Rules dialog, and start tabbing through the fields,
the next tab stop after "Match any of the following" is a box containing the
three table fields below (see image attachment).  This is irrititating.

Also, when in a List, you cannot select the item you want a tab your way out,
because the field will default back to its initial value.  It seems that the
interface is optimized to be used with a Mouse, but it is not being tested by
keyboard people like me.


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Filter Rules Dialog
2. Tab through the fields


Actual Results:  
The container box get selected as part of the tab stops.

Expected Results:  
The container box SHUOLD NOT get selected as part of the tab stops.

Comment 1

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
> When you enter the Filter Rules dialog, and start tabbing through the fields,
> the next tab stop after "Match any of the following" is a box containing the
> three table fields below (see image attachment).  This is irrititating.

xref bug 185585.  Where should the focus go if there are no items in the list?
Or is it OK to put the focus on the box if there are no items?


> Also, when in a List, you cannot select the item you want a tab your way out,
> because the field will default back to its initial value.

For the boxes in this dialog, if I open the dropdown (Alt-Down, F4 or on Aviary 
builds, a simple down-arrow) and then scroll down the list, tabbing loses the 
selection.  You have to press Enter to accept the new value, then Tab.  I don't 
know if there's a bug about this, it's a hard one to search for.  (Look under 
Core: XP and Widget categories.)

If I use a current trunk build (see bug 267101), simple Up- and Down-arrows, or 
initial letters of the value items, cause the value to scroll or change -- and 
with this change made, if I tab off the list following that, the change stays 
put.

Updated

13 years ago
Component: Preferences → General
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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