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Re: Navigating Dialog boxes with keyboard (was Re: Keyboard use (was Re:

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: Navigating Dialog boxes with keyboard (was Re: Keyboard use (was Re: A few questions about using Denemo on Windows))
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:50:24 +0100

On Wed, 2020-08-12 at 19:37 +0200, Petr Pařízek wrote:
> Richard wrote:
>  > I Tab and Shift-Tab did do something but I couldn't
>  > figure out how to navigate off the list of files already present
> in a
>  > directory.
> There are two ways. The most widely used one is that I press the 
> Backspace key (right, I forgot to mention this) to move one level up
> in 
> the directory structure and I press Enter to move one level down
> when 
> the cursor is pointing at the corresponding directory name.
> The other way is (even though I don't use this too much) that
> usually 
> there's often an expandable field called "Look in" which can be 
> manipulated by the cursor keys -- i.e. it's like a treeview where
> the 
> left cursor key either closes the current "nesting level" or goes
> one 
> level higher if the item is already closed, the right cursor key
> either 
> opens an item or goes to the next lower nesting level if the item is 
> already open, and the uppor or lower cursor keys move around items
> that 
> are on the same level. But even when the focus is on such a field, 
> Backspace or Enter are usually still available.
> Also, the cursor keys are very often used to alter the setting of
> what's 
> usually called something like "Save as file type:".
>  > the intent of the Gtk widget library would be that it should be
>  > navigable using expected keystrokes I'm pretty sure.
> Well, the thing is, I'm talking about the keystrokes usually used in 
> Windows applications and I'm absolutely unaware how it is in Linux.
> So I 
> can't comment on what the GTK has or doesn't have on offer because
> if 
> GTK is something designed by Linux users and possibly for Linux
> users,

Gtk will target the same keyboard shortcut expectations I'm sure. Can
you save a Denemo score using just the PC keyboard? - I've just tried
but backspace doesn't seem to do anything. I'm not sure I've ever seen
these keypresses documented anywhere...


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