[PATCH] Bug 36577: pressing enter when the the backdrop has focus

Waldo Bastian bastian at kde.org
Tue May 6 11:09:32 BST 2003

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On Tuesday 06 May 2003 01:25, David Faure wrote:
> On Monday 05 May 2003 17:58, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> > The following patch changes kdesktop so that it:
> >  1) Unselects all icons when kdesktop looses focus
> Good idea.
> >  2) <Enter> only does something if the icon is actually highlighted (t.i.
> > selected)
> Hmm, that would be inconsistent with Konqueror, and it makes keyboard usage
> of the desktop quite awkward, doesn't it? You'd then need to press Space
> before being able to press Return, to activate something. (I mean if the
> first icon that gets the focus when you click on the desktop, is the one
> you want to launch). Once you start navigating you get a selected icon, of
> course. But having to do "right + left" to go back to select the first
> icon, or "Space", is inconvenient (I always hated MS Explorer for that
> behavior...).

Well maybe it's me, but only after working on this patch I discovered that the 
"current item"  is actually marked with an outline (As opposed to the 
"selected item" which is clearly highlighted). I think that's very poorly 
visible so in practice you would need to press some arrow anyway in order to 
find where your current item is. Once you do that your current item also 
becomes your selected item and then it is clear on which item you are on.

Totally unrelated: Is there a shortcut key to give the desktop focus?

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