Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#4065 closed defect (wontfix)

Add + and - key options for tree expand/collapse (remove left/right arrow?)

Reported by: davidb Owned by: davidb
Priority: high Milestone: 1.0
Component: Accessibility Version: 0.9
Keywords: Cc: Becky Gibson
Blocked By: Blocking:

Description (last modified by davidb)

This request came from the Orca screen reader team through Scott Haeger. Currently arrowing right/left will open and close. This ticket proposes to add + and -.

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4065.diff (1.2 KB) - added by davidb 12 years ago.
possible fix, but hardcoded charCode checking.

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Changed 12 years ago by davidb

Attachment: 4065.diff added

possible fix, but hardcoded charCode checking.

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by guest

After communicating with Will Walker, the Orca team would like to not just add the + and - keys for expanding and collapsing, but would also like to eliminate the use of the arrow keys for this function :) In fact, the following was taken from my Orca bug http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=462156 related to this topic:

I think we should extend the request to the Dojo team to use +/- for anything that does expanding/collapsing. The team seems accommodating, which is great. :-) IMO, the keyboard gestures should be consistent across the various widgets and they should not conflict with gestures used for other common operations (e.g., caret navigation and text selection). In addition, Eitan also noted that the use of arrow keys can be confusing for people from right-to-left locales.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by davidb

Cc: Becky Gibson added

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by davidb

Description: modified (diff)

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by davidb

Summary: Add + and - key options for tree expand/collapse.Add + and - key options for tree expand/collapse (remove left/right arrow?)

Notes:

We should look for other cases of expand/collapse within our widget set to make sure we are consistent.

Using left/right arrowing for collapse/expand activity is conflicting with left/right arrowing for caret navigation. We should consider removing the use of left/right arrowing.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by Becky Gibson

I would be very concerned about removing left/right key as that is the standard behavior for windows tree controls so those users would be confused when left/right didn't work. This issue should be brought to the HTML style guide working group (wai-xtech.org)

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by davidb

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Original request has been reconsidered and is no longer needed. Closing as wontfix.

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