Arrow key within a text field should not move to next component

Bug #1542001 reported by Pat McGowan on 2016-02-04
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Zoltan Balogh
ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu)
unity8 (Ubuntu RTM)

Bug Description

using keyboard/arrow keys in the store: when user reaches the end of the final written word hit right arrow on keyboard and screen moves to the next section. Similarly When navigating text field with arrow keys, arrow keys cause pagination to occur

I understand this may be the default in Qt but not the desired UX behavior.

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description: updated
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Zoltan Balogh (bzoltan)
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ww08-2016
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Zsombor Egri (zsombi)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Zoltan Balogh (bzoltan) wrote :

The text input components of the UITK does not force the focus to the next text input. In this case it could be the scope what forces the foces.

affects: ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu) → unity8 (Ubuntu RTM)
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu RTM):
assignee: Zsombor Egri (zsombi) → nobody
Andrea Bernabei (faenil) wrote :

I believe this is the way QQuickTextInput is implemented.

What happens here is that when the cursor reaches beginning/end of the text content, it ignores the following left/right key event. That means the key event propagates to the parent. The scope receives that event and handles it, thus changing the selected item in the view.

I think there are many ways to handle this, one being that the SDK component may stop the event from propagating when the text field is focused.

PS: this is probably related.

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: ww08-2016 → 11
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: 11 → backlog
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