Opened 14 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#1969 closed defect (wontfix)

Keyboard navigability of the Sugar UI

Reported by: bernie Owned by: tomeu
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar Version: Git as of bugdate
Severity: Major Keywords:
Cc: sayamindu, cms, FGrose Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: New


The Sugar UI should be 100% navigable without using a mouse.

Besides being an accessibility issue, it's important for quick navigation, especially for users stuck with a broken XO touchpads.

Some proposed changes:

  • Favorites view
    • Search should be enabled in the shell view
    • A caret should appear when the user starts to type
    • Non-matching activities should be grayed out
    • TAB should cycle through possible completions
    • Cursor keys should cycle through the icons
  • Journal
    • Cursor up/down should scroll a caret on the list
    • ENTER should open the selected item (Linux/Windows style)
    • Rename item: TBD (just type something?)
    • Go to proprieties: TBD (cursor right?)
    • Change volume: TBD
    • Unmount all hot pluggable devices: TBD
  • Activities list view
    • Should behave like the journal
  • Network Neighborhood
    • Similar to favorites view
  • Toolbars
    • There should be a key to move the focus to the toolbars (Alt-space?)

Partial fixes for this bug would be very welcome.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by FGrose

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfirmed to New
  • Cc FGrose added

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by bernie

Gonzalo of Sugar Labs argentina is interested in working on this bug.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Please open specific bugs about keyboard features you would like to see. As such a generic bug it's never going to happen. I also suspect we don't have resources for this work these anyway. So please send patches instead of tickets :)

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