Comboboxes do not facilitate keyboard navigation

Bug #59381 reported by Al Puzzuoli on 2006-09-07
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GTK+
New
Wishlist
gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

At present, I see no obvious way to quickly navigate this list via the keyboard. Although one can arrow through the selections, there are a lot of them, and the process of finding the right one can be extremely tedious, especially if using a screen reader. The implementation of first letter navigation would significantly improve the accessibility of this control.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This is http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=310931; I'd welcome ideas for workarounds.

Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Untriaged → Medium
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in gtk:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in gtk:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Chris Wilson (notgary) wrote :

Since this bug is found not only in Ubiquity, I am moving it to affect GTK instead.

summary: - On the 'Where are you?' screen, the city selection combo box should
- allow for first letter navigation.
+ Comboboxes do not facilitate keyboard navigation
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
description: updated
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Medium → Low
Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2011-01-29
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
Chris Wilson (notgary) wrote :

Has this been fixed yet?

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → raring-misc
importance: Low → Medium
Dario Ruellan (druellan) wrote :

On Ubuntu 12.10 is still pretty much an issue.
I believe its a regression on GTK3, since Gnome people already implemented this on GTK2 .

Dario Ruellan (druellan) wrote :

@Chris I think its safe to mark it as fixed for GTK2 and reopen for GTK3, since this bug is attached to upstream #310931, no longer relevant.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Papercuts Ninjas (papercuts-ninja) → nobody
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2014-05-26
no longer affects: hundredpapercuts
no longer affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
affects: gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
affects: ubuntu → gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
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