Mixer: issues with selection of properties by TAB

• Jul 20, 2019 - 10:15
Reported version
3.2
Priority
P2 - Medium
Type
Ergonomical (UX)
Frequency
Once
Severity
S4 - Minor
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

MS 3.2.3 (Official)

  1. Open the mixer and press Tab 3 times.
    Expected result: "Name" "Drumset" then "Patch" engaged?
    Actual result: Nothing happens for the first two presses. Then "Master Gain" is engaged.

The next click engages nothing at all (appararently) and the next TABs engage "Reverb" then "Chorus" as expected. But the focus colour is quite difficult to see. When Drumset is in focus, the Space bar will select it, but you cannot then unselect it. The TAB behaviour seems to be irregular in general.

Relates to #292378: [EPIC] Fix tab order in dialog boxes.


Comments

When you first transfer focus to the mixer, focus is on "Play part only" checkbox. After pressing Tab once, it is on the control to collapse the details, Then on the master gain slider. I'm not convinced this is bad, it does kind of make sense the rest of details would come after the channel strip. Although this makes one wonder why they are displayed above. Could be moot if the current mixer redesign goes through, so I'm not going to worry about this now.