[L2Ork-dev] upcoming: 2.14.1

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Fri Sep 18 11:06:36 EDT 2020

On 9/18/2020 11:03 AM, Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:
> On 9/18/2020 10:49 AM, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>>> Tab could be also used in run mode for some activity (as it is in L2Ork
>> Tweeter, for instance) and hijacking it would interrupt the interaction
>> flow.
>> There's a huge usability boon to allowing the user to change focus
>> using tab in runmode, just as there is in a browser when filling out a
>> form. We need a simple way to allow the user to do this so that, for
>> example, they can traverse a column of gatoms to quickly update many
>> different values. That's been a recurring feature request in Vanilla,
>> and users go to a lot of trouble hacking the GUI->Pd system in order
>> to simulate it.
>> We could just add a "tabfocus" method to glists. When it's on tab can
>> be used to traverse focus of gui elements with the keyboard. I'd argue
>> to have it on by default.
> I don't disagree that it would not be potentially useful. However, how 
> would you prevent it from adversely affecting the aforesaid scenario? 
> Perhaps press shift+tab to get started and then you get exclusive 
> focus in this mode and freely tab by pressing just tab until you Esc 
> out of it? I could see that being useful. Plain tab to enter it would 
> result in a lot of unwanted positives.

That last sentence did not sound right. I meant "false positives" but 
you probably already got that :-)

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