Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#3303 closed enhancement (wontfix)

consider NOT setting focus to first item when menu is opened

Reported by: Becky Gibson Owned by: Becky Gibson
Priority: high Milestone: 1.3
Component: Accessibility Version: 0.9
Keywords: Cc: simonjb davidb
Blocked By: Blocking:

Description

Currently when a menu is opened focus is set to the first item. This saves the user from having to press down arrow after the menu has opened. But, since the menu is used for dropdown and combo button this has some consequences. If focus is on a dropdown button and the user presses enter, the menu is displayed with the first item focused, if the user presses enter again expecting to toggle the menu closed, the first menu action will be invoked. Is this a problem? Entering this in the hopes of getting user feedback.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Becky Gibson

Component: GeneralAccessibility

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Becky Gibson

Milestone: 1.01.1

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Becky Gibson

Milestone: 1.11.2

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Becky Gibson

Milestone: 1.21.3

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by Becky Gibson

The DHTML Style guide indicates that focus should not be put on the first item when a dropdown or combobutton is pressed: http://dev.aol.com/dhtml_style_guide#menubutton. But that focus should go to the first menu item when a context menu is pressed (which makes sense - where else would it go?) http://dev.aol.com/dhtml_style_guide#popupmenu.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by bill

I don't see it as a problem either; shouldn't the user be hitting ESC to close the drop down (or clicking in a blank area of the screen)? I would close this.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by davidb

I agree with Bill here. Recommend to close.

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by bill

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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