Dash and onscreen keyboard

Francesco Fumanti francesco.fumanti at gmx.net
Tue Mar 22 10:48:20 UTC 2011


On 2011-03-21 20:32, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:14:05 +0100
> Francesco Fumanti<francesco.fumanti at gmx.net>  wrote:
>> Hello,
>> If I got it right, dash is the "window" that appears, if a user clicks on the applications icon in the launcher in Unity. This window offers a search field for the user to type a word. Moreover, the window disappears as soon as the user types outside of the window.
>> My questions:
>> - How is a user, that uses an onscreen keyboard supposed to type into that search field? Has anything already been planned for users without a hardware keyboard (for example tabletpc users)?
>> - Should I file a bug against Unity about this issue?
>> - If it is the onscreen keyboard that has to be fixed to solve the issue, does anybody have an idea, how it could be solved?  (In Ubuntu, the onscreen keyboard is written in python and is named onboard.)
>> Cheers,
>> Francesco
> I have been unable to find a way to type in the Search field, using
> either Onboard Keyboard or Dasher.

It also does not work with kvkbd, even if you place kvkbd where dash appears. kvkbd remains visible hiding parts of dash, but dash continues to disappear when I click on a keyin kvkbd. So I suppose now that dash disappearson every left button click; not only on clicks outside of the window of dash.

> I believe that accessibility is
> supposed to be a high priority during this Natty cycle, unfortunately,
> for every gain, we seem to lose a couple of things.

Is there anybody in charge about accessibility, so we can inform him about the issue?



PS: Cc'ing Luke Yelavich who on several occasions took care of accessibility issues in the past.

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