usability in panel and xffm: pre-selected texts

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Sun Jun 29 14:39:44 CEST 2003


On 28 Jun 2003 19:51:11 -0500
edscott wilson garcia <edscott at> wrote:
> > And even in the dialog I mentioned it makes no sense for me. Why
> > marking the position number in a spinbox? The normal way to use this
> > widgets is to click on the up/down arrows or to use the cursor keys.
> > So it makes no sense for me. And it's only in the panel-submenu
> > dialog, not in the add-starter-to-panel dialog. 
> It's most probably an oversight.
> > 
> > It's annoying for me because if I add a program I search a suitable
> > icon in another application and copy the filename but the
> > pre-selection destroys my selection. (And much applications support
> > only primary X selection not X clipboard.)
> > 
> > And because in the one dialog it's pre selected in the other not I
> > think at least it should be uniform, what do you think? And who is
> > responsible for the panel? Oliver?
> Jasper is. But he is in some pristine beach in Tahiti for some days,
> far away from any ISP, surrounded by lovely women. :-)

hmm .... It was Norway, and only one lovely woman ;) 

All the above glitches are obviously not intentional and most likely
just the default widget to get the focus from gtk, i.e. no explicit
focussing. I do agree of course it would be better to change it. Just
remind me if I forget ;-)


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