[sugar] eBook Reader user interface

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpg
Sat May 5 08:28:57 EDT 2007

On Sat, 2007-05-05 at 10:41 +0200, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> >       Unfortunlatey you can't navigate to an inactive item.  This
> >       needs to be fixed, so the user can use the gamepad to navigate
> >       to an inactive item, to find out what it is and why it's
> >       inactive. (Also, so you can navigate the interface predicably
> >       with muscle memory, because the number of presses required to
> >       navigate doesn't change depending on the state of the
> >       application.)
> > 
> >       A problem with the current GTK keyboard navigation behavior of
> >       not allowing inactive items to have the input focus, is that it
> >       violates the principle of least astonishment, makes the
> >       interface less predictable, and interferes with type-ahead:
> > 

Mmm this feels pretty bad to me too. I wonder what's the rationale of
the current behavior. We should bring up the problem upstream.


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