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Re: [GNUe-dev] Intuitive behaviour in Forms

From: Jason Cater
Subject: Re: [GNUe-dev] Intuitive behaviour in Forms
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:24:04 -0500
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This is how it works now, and is how I'd prefer it to stay. We could implement 
Reinhard's behavior using a gnue.conf settings, I suppose. 

I'm also not so sure about changing the arrow-key behavior. These are 
data-bound forms, after all, so to me and my users, using the arrow keys is 

At least in my office, this is what all my users are accustomed to. This is 
also pretty standard behavior in form-like applications. 



On Thursday 15 July 2004 11:50 am, Tom Demuyt wrote:
> <SNIP>
> > * Also, an intuitive behaviour for the return key could be:
> > 1. if the focus is in a multi-line entry, insert a newline
> > 2. otherwise, if the focus is on a button, press that button
> > 3. otherwise, if the form has a default button (which could be set by a
> > trigger), press the default button
> > 4. otherwise, move to the next entry
> 3. pressing return on say a single field should not trigger the
> default button , that is very mainframe time. Instead a validation on
> the field or perhaps all the fields ( like SAP ) could be more
> appropriate + (if just the 1 field is checked) a move to the next
> entry.
> Cheers,
> T.
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