Month and year navigation items aren't keyboard-selectable

Bug #740821 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2011-03-23
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This bug affects 3 people
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Indicator Date and Time
Confirmed
Wishlist
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Indicator Display Objects
Confirmed
Wishlist
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indicator-datetime (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: indicator-datetime

indicator-datetime 0.1.98-0ubuntu1, Ubuntu Natty

1. Open the clock menu.
2. Press Down twice.
3. Press Right once.
4. Press Right once again.

What happens:
2. The Monday of the second week in the calendar is focused.
3. The Tuesday of the second week in the calendar is focused.
4. The Wednesday of the second week in the calendar is focused.

What should happen:
2. The previous-month navigation item is highlighted.
3. The next-month navigation item is highlighted.
4. The previous-year navigation item is highlighted.

Karl Lattimer (karl-qdh) on 2011-03-23
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Karl Lattimer (karl-qdh)
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

dbusmenu lacks support for table menu items

Karl Lattimer (karl-qdh) wrote :

I've created the following bug to group these calendar widget related issues;

"IDO calendar should replace GtkCalendar wrapper with a grid layout menu"
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ido/+bug/742370

Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in indicator-datetime:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Cathy Koller (cathy-koll) wrote :

I don't understand this bug report. Holding down Ctrl while selecting left/right arrow key works to change the month on my computer. Holding down Ctrl while selecting up/down arrow key works to change the year. What exactly is the bug?

I don't want the month changing simply from pressing the arrow keys. That should be reserved for just navigating to dates within the month.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

The menu contains items for navigating to the previous and next month and year. It is not possible to navigate to those items with the keyboard. That is the bug.

That there are keyboard combos for navigating between months or years directly is a nice subtlety, but it is not a solution to this problem. Until your comment I didn't know those combos existed (thanks, by the way!), and I expect at least 95% of other people who opened the menu wouldn't guess that they existed either.

The design does not involve the month changing simply by pressing arrow keys. See <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeAndDate#Monthly_calendar> for more details of how the calendar is supposed to work.

Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2014-03-15
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
assignee: Karl Lattimer (karl-qdh) → nobody
Changed in ido:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2016-01-18
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Wishlist
Changed in ido:
importance: Low → Wishlist
Changed in indicator-datetime:
importance: Low → Wishlist
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