Bug report and feature request

Bill Haneman bill.haneman at sun.com
Sun May 11 21:43:30 BST 2003

Hi Gunnar/all:

You make a very good point.  In general any hard-coding of timings or
delays is considered an accessibility problem.  Either such timeouts
should be avoided, or if they are important for features, the delay
should be configurable.  We've tried to address this problem in GNOME
and avoid unconfigurable timings but we may have missed a couple.  Also,
it's important to have keyboard equivalents for all mouse-based features
anyway, so in some cases you can do without the timeouts in the keyboard
navigation means of invoking the feature.

- Bill

On Sun, 2003-05-11 at 18:32, Gunnar Schmi Dt wrote:
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> Hello,
> I have both a bug report and a feature request concerning tool bar popup 
> menus. Let me start with the feature request:
> I want to suggest that the time before the delayed tool bar pops up becomes 
> configurable. Currently it is fixed to 500ms. The reason why I want it to be 
> configurable is simple: Persons who are slow with their fingers.
> My mother, for example, has an illness which courses her to be able to do less 
> as time continues. Even the few things she can do are slow. So she cannot 
> check mail by simply clicking on the "Check Mail In" combined tool bar icon. 
> (Luckily there is a "Check Mail" tool bar icon which can be placed in the 
> tool bar with the "Configure Toolbars" dialog.)
> Now to the bug report. (I know that for bug reports the appropriate place is 
> bugs.kde.org. However, is this bug part of kdelibs or part of QT?) To see the 
> bug you need a toolbar popup menu which contains a submenu with at least one 
> entry. (For example, start konqueror and edit the bookmarks to contain a 
> folder, therein a (sub)folder and therein a bookmark). If you do a long click 
> onto the toolbar icon the popup menu shows up. If you then keep the mouse 
> button pressed while you move the mouse onto an entry in the sub menu and 
> then release the mouse key, the tool bar icon will _not_ return to its 
> initial state (e.g., it either does not show a border when the mouse enteres 
> the icon or it does always show this border). With KDE 3.1 you can also get 
> this effect by clicking exactly 500ms on an icon with a delayed popup menu.
> Gunnar Schmi Dt
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