Change focus on down arrow key pressed

Bug #897498 reported by Damián Nohales on 2011-11-29
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Bug Description

Hi there!

I'm noticed that a behaviour that improve usability is when the focus is on the search box and user press the down arrow key, the focus should change to the first item in the result list. Actually, when user press down arrow key, the behaviour is do nothing.

What do you think about?

Thiago Teixeira (tvst) wrote :

Hi Damián,

Right now you can already switch focus from the search box to the first result by pressing the Tab key. I don't know if it's a good idea to *also* assign that behavior to the down-arrow key, though, because that key is already used to switch focus to the category list (when the list is positioned under the search box), which makes more sense to me visually.

Just out of curiosity, though, how are you using Cardapio? Is it placed at the top of the screen? Or at the bottom? Are you using it in mini mode or regular?

Damián Nohales (damiannohales) wrote :

Hi Thiago,

Oh... I understand your curiosity, I'm using Cardapio as a panel applet on the bottom. There maybe make more sense the mentioned shortcut. Because the search box is like the last item of the left list, when you press down must to continue with the result list. I guess pressing down in that case is more intuitive than press tab (also thinking the case when you need to move to the nth result of the search).


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