Popup Menus with Text Selection?
userev at canelasoftware.com
Tue Oct 12 14:21:50 CDT 2004
On Oct 12, 2004, at 12:14 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Frank D. Engel, Jr. wrote:
>> On Oct 12, 2004, at 1:41 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>> I came in late on this thread: what was the reason for turning off
>>> traversalOn? Maybe there's another way to handle that which won't
>>> cripple your Win version if you're making one.
>> Leaving traversalOn on causes text in a field to be deselected when
>> the menu is opened. The whole purpose of the menu is to apply
>> font/size/style settings to the selected text. Since the text is
>> deselected, there is no longer a selection to apply a font/size/style
>> to by the time the user selects a font/size/style to apply.
>> Also, the program is a graphical report editor; if users are blind,
>> then they will not be able to use the program anyway.
> Tabbing between controls is not just for blind people. While the
> blind have no alternative, most proficient Win users are in the habit
> of doing that as a convenience (it minimizes the mouse-to-keyboard and
> keyboard-to-mouse time, which can be especially useful for apps that
> are heavy in text input). Mac OS will eventually catch up in this
> regard. Steps have already been taking in this direction (see the
> "Turn on full keyboard access" option in the Keyboard & Mouse control
> panel in Panther).
> As far as traversalOn affecting text selection, this does prevent a
> good many useful application designs and should be flagged as a bug.
> I thought it had been. Anyone have the Bugzilla number?
> The interim workaround is to trap mouseEnter in the menu control to
> store the selectedChunk, and restore it in the menuPick handler.
I have logged a bug that might be related to this:
This might be related to your issue. Is your menu group located in
another stack (meaning it is not in the mainstack)?
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