"Applications Places Systems" menu area stealing focus

Jan Claeys lists at janc.be
Sat Jul 15 18:29:45 BST 2006

On za, 2006-07-15 at 07:17 -0400, Willie Walker wrote:
> When I press Ctrl+Alt+Tab to give focus to the top panel, I've found
> that the "Applications Places Systems" menu area at the top left of the
> display happily grabs keyboard focus.  

On my system (running edgy) the last focused panel applet seems to get
the focus after selecting the toolbar with Ctrl+Alt+Tab (probably the
menu has the default focus).

> The problem is that once I've done Ctrl+Alt+Tab and then get into this
> menu area via keyboard traversal, I often cannot seem to get keyboard
> focus out of this area using the keyboard alone.  I've tried Ctrl+Alt
> +Tab again, Escape, arrowing around, starting a new app, etc.   I find
> myself needing to click the mouse somewhere else to unstick the focus.
> I've done a cursory search of the archives, but haven't found anything
> related to this.  
> Is there a magic keystroke I'm missing?

Esc followed by Tab (or Shift+Tab) jumps to the next (or previous with
Shift) item on the toolbar here.

Jan Claeys

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