The Menu capture all the keyboard buttons

Bug #250203 reported by on 2008-07-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
Release: 8.04

Problem Nº1:
When any menu is open an I try to change/pause/stop/play the song that Rhythmbox is playing whit my laptop multimedia keys, or my desktop keyboard whit multimedia keys, don't change/pause/stop/play anything and Rhythmbox stay in the same state.

Problem Nº2:
If a menu is open and I want to change the window I'm seeing whit ALT+TAB anything happen.

They are a lot of other situations, but whit this two you understand the situation.

I think the current operation when a menu is open is that all the keyboard is capture by the menu, but I only need the ARROWS and ENTER buttons, maybe the TAB, and not all the keyboard keys. (nsanz-cl) wrote :

I think this isn't a gnome-panel only problem, because when a menu from Firefox, or other program, occurs the same situation.
Maybe I'm wrong.

Jon Packard (jonpackard) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report the problems you've experienced and helping to improve Ubuntu. Multimedia keys are set up globally, not per program. See for information regarding this. If your multimedia keys are correctly configured and you are having trouble with them in a specific program, such as Rhythmbox, please file a bug report with details about the hardware you are using and which programs they do and do not work in. Also, in the future, please remember to file one bug per separate problem. They are much more manageable when they are filed individually.

As for the menu problem, simply click outside the menu or hit the Escape key to leave the menu, then switch to the program that you need. As for changing the way this works, we appreciate your suggestion. However, the changes you are requesting aren't really a bug and require more discussion, which should be done on an appropriate mailing list or forum. might be a good start for determining which mailing list to use.

Changed in gnome-panel:
status: New → Invalid
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue is a known bug

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