[Kde-accessibility] Re: [PATCH] select folder on timeout, after navigating to it

Till Adam adam at kde.org
Sun Jan 25 11:00:39 CET 2004

On Sunday 25 January 2004 00:29, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Saturday 24 January 2004 22:49, Till Adam wrote:
> > Currently selecting folders with the keyboard works like this:
> >
> > - ctrl-left/right navigates to a folder
> > - any key press (including shift and ctrl) selects the folder
> The latter is a bug. The problem is that the selection (instead of only
> the currentItem as it was in KDE 3.1) is moved with Ctrl+Left/Right. If
> this regression is fixed then the "any key press selects the folder"
> bug will very likely be resolved.

Well, there is an event handler in the foldertree (see the patch), which 
simply selects on any key press. I agree, though, that probably only  the 
currentItem should be moved, independently of the timeout or not decision.

> > While looking at http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72760 I realized
> > that that is kind of unintuitive and came up with the attached patch
> > which changes behavior to:
> >
> > - ctrl-left/right navigates to a folder
> > - timeout of 750 ms selects the folder, reset by ctrl-left/right
> >
> > That way one can navigate over several folders without selecting
> > them, for speed reasons, while still getting the auto selection
> > behavior that seems intuitive to me. Bruggie agrees, so it must be
> > true.
> Hmm, sounds like a good idea. But what about accessibility? Users that
> can't use the mouse will have to use the keyboard. And for some people
> 750 ms might just be too short. For those people only selecting when a
> key is pressed (as it used to be before it was broken) is most likely
> the better solution. Anyway, as I hardly use the keyboard to switch
> folders I can't really test which approach I would prefer. But the
> timeout solution sounds more intriguing. The problem is that we would
> have to make it configurable because of accessibility reasons.

Would it be sufficient for accessibility if it is a config option without a 
gui? I don't know how such desktops are set up, but shouldn't that kind of 
stuff be set as part of applying a "High Accessibility" profile? I guess we 
should ask the people who know this kind of stuff, therefor I'm cc'ing 

Guys, please advise,

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