Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#9638 new defect

Enter key doesn't work in "Add Account" window

Reported by: mpt Owned by: deryni
Milestone: Component: pidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.5.5 Keywords:
Cc:

Description (last modified by mpt)

Pidgin 2.5.5, Ubuntu 9.04

  1. Choose "Accounts" > "Manage Accounts" > "Add...".
  2. In the "Add Account" window, choose the appropriate protocol.
  3. Type the login name and password, and press Enter.

What should happen: The account is added.
What actually happens: Nothing, because the Enter key is ignored.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by mpt

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by deryni

The button is a stock button, changing the access key is not possible. We can change the key for the tab though. I'm going to change _Advanced to Ad_vanced, and since P is doubled on the main page I'm going to change _Proxy to P_roxy.

I'm concerned that letting Enter submit the dialog is going to cause people to reflexively hit Enter without having correct finished setting everything. If they need a proxy for instance, need to tweak protocol specific settings, want to turn on mail notifications, etc. Thoughts?

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by deryni@…

(In 7cea95c02be3acae58df4facf4c6c327978b0a5e):
s/_Advanced/Ad_vanced/ and s/_Proxy/P_roxy/ in the tabs of the Add/Modify? Account dialog. Removes some couple accelerator clashes.

References #9638

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by mpt

  • Description modified (diff)

Enter is the standard key for the primary commit button in dialogs, to be avoided only in highly dangerous situations. It’s true that someone might press it by mistake when they haven’t set proxy settings yet. But it’s equally true that someone might press Enter by mistake in a Print dialog when they haven’t set duplex settings yet, or in a Save dialog when they haven’t chosen the appropriate file format yet, or in a Find dialog when they haven’t set the appropriate case-sensitivity yet. That doesn’t mean those dialogs shouldn’t respond to the Enter key, and they do.

I don’t believe for a moment that changing the access key is not possible. I’m sure you can find some way to do it. ;-)

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by QuLogic

Ticket #9878 has been marked as a duplicate of this ticket.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by deryni

  • Owner set to deryni
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