[haiku-appserver] Re: Focus

  • From: "Jonathan Thompson" <jonathanthompson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 20:50:36 -0800

The problem you may run into is that existing applications may depend on
those semantics, however ugly they might seem, so that something you remove
as a messed up feature turns out to become a bad dream.

Nothing like the present to plan your future to study the past, which keeps
getting larger at the same rate future appears at its present rate. -
Jonathan Thompson 23/06/05 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: haiku-appserver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:haiku-appserver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris Peel
> Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2005 2:31 PM
> To: haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [haiku-appserver] Re: Focus
> You can - click the 'Font:' menu button twice (that is, once 
> to pop open the menu and once again to close it), focus is 
> then returned to the textbox!  I agree though, this is a 
> terrible UI 'feature' and one Haiku could certainly do without... :D
> -----Original Message-----
> From: haiku-appserver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:haiku-appserver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Michael Lotz
> Sent: 17 November 2005 22:02
> To: haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [haiku-appserver] Re: Focus
> I just wanted to add another "testcase". The settings window of the 
> FontDemo under R5 is a floating window. When you first start 
> it up, the 
> output window and the settings window look both active (tab 
> is yellow) 
> and the settings window has some kind of focus. If you click 
> inside the 
> text control to change the text it will get focus and you can write 
> away. If you now click into the output window, the settings 
> window will 
> lose it's active look (tab goes gray). Most controls still 
> work, you can 
> drag the sliders, hit the checkbox and button - but you 
> cannot get into 
> the textcontrol anymore. Clicking inside of it has no effect on the 
> focus, neither does clicking anywhere else inside the 
> settings window. 
> You have to explicitly click the tab or the border of the settings 
> window to get to the textcontrol.
> This is _very_ confusing and unintuitive. Would be great if 
> we could do 
> without copying this behaviour.
> Regards
> Michael

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