Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#6331 new enhancement

Navigating the system tray menu (notification area icon menu) on Windows using the keyboard

Reported by: oblio Owned by: datallah
Milestone: Component: winpidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.4.2 Keywords: systray, tray, notification, menu, accessibility, keyboard shortcuts



On Windows you can select the system tray using the shortcut Win-B. You can then navigate to the Pidgin icon using the arrow keys, and you can open the menu using the Menu key (on the right of the right Win key). However, you cannot select any menu entries (Show Buddy List, New Message, ...) using the keyboard - not even with Pidgin keyboard shortcuts. Also, you cannot close the menu using Esc (you either have to select any of the options - even if you change your mind and don't want to select any, or to click somewhere else). My impression is that the menu does not respond to any keyboard input.

For accessibility, you should be able to navigate the menu using the keyboard (maybe using Pidgin keyboard shortcuts, at least using the arrow keys and Enter).

Tested on (not tested yet on Linux, will check when I get the chance): Windows XP SP2, Pidgin 2.4.2 with bundled GTK.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by renatosilva

Confirmed in Pidgin 2.10.6.

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