Windows radio buttons

Sarah Reichelt sarahr at
Thu Feb 3 22:18:53 EST 2005

>> I normally just use & develop for Mac OS X but I am currently working
>> on a small app for Windows as well. My problem occurs when people use
>> the keyboard to activate a radio button. I have set up all the buttons
>> in the correct tab order, so when tab is pressed, the dotted outline
>> moves from button to button correctly, then pressing Enter effectively
>> clicks the selected button. This all works OK except that radio 
>> buttons
>> don't unhilite the other members of the radio button group. They work
>> fine when actually mouse-clicked but not when done via the keyboard.
> Yes Sarah, I discovered this a long time back. Same thing happens on 
> Linux.
> I routinely use handlers to set the hilites of the radio buttons by 
> script.
> Actually I lazily trigger these handlers on mouseup as well because it
> doesn't do any harm.
Thanks for confirming this Martin. I just bugzilla'd it:


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