Comboboxes do not facilitate keyboard navigation

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

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; 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

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
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)

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)
Changed in gtk:
status: New → Invalid
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Duplicates of this bug

Other bug subscribers

Remote bug watches

Bug watches keep track of this bug in other bug trackers.