Keyboard interaction for reorderer

Antranig Basman antranig at
Mon Sep 8 17:30:27 UTC 2008

Sorry to all, I have been working in this area, and was not quite
aware of all the requirements. We had faced so many subtle
problems with keyboard navigation under the old "logical" model
that I had decided it was simplest to just do all navigation
under the new "geometric" model. I will try to revive the old
code path again for use in the Lightbox.

Justin wrote:
> Hello,
> In doing some testing what I believe happened is that the functions of
> the arrow keys were slightly changed. There was a bug about this
> (fluid-56).
> Now the keys work exclusively for their direction. This is most
> evident in the sortable jQuery tab and vertical sortable list demos.
> The context I was referring to in my previous e-mail was the lightbox.
> I'm assuming that at the left end of the row, pushing left will wrap
> the right side of the next row.
> Thanks
> Justin
> On 8-Sep-08, at 12:38 PM, Daphne Ogle wrote:
> > Hi Justin,
> >
> > Which context are you working in?  In the lightbox and layout
> > customizer, the arrow keys should progress the user through all the
> > objects so it would wrap to the next line (i.e. from the rightmost
> > object the user clicks the right arrow key and the the first object
> > in the next row is in focus).    Do you know the behavior change was
> > intentional?
> >
> > -Daphne
> >
> > On Sep 8, 2008, at 7:16 AM, Justin wrote:
> >
> >> Hello Daphne,
> >>
> >> I'm not 100% sure what the correct keyboard interaction for the
> >> Reorderer is.
> >>
> >> In the past, pressing the left or right arrow keys would move you
> >> to the next row. Currently they just wrap you around the same row.
> >>
> >> Would you be able to tell me which method should be used?
> >>
> >> Thank You
> >> Justin

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