To many people this may seem like a trivial issue, but it concerns a
pet hate of mine and this seems to be the appropriate place to air it.
I have noticed that pressing the Return key in the 'Name' writable
field of the 'Edit address' dialogue box does not activate the default
('OK') action button; instead it moves the caret down to the next
('URL') writable field. This behaviour is contrary to the RISC OS 3
style guide and therefore has been deprecated for more than ten
This is not merely a technicality - I truly find it irritating because
it is inconsistent with most RISC OS applications. Typically after
adding a URL to the hotlist I go to edit the (often ridiculously
verbose) page title. For example to reduce "Christopher's Drobe Launch
Pad - Home - RISC OS News and information" to "Drobe Launch Pad".
Having done so, I expect pressing Return to close the dialogue box
Had I wanted to move to the next writable field, I would have pressed
Cursor down or Tab! The basic principle is that a user should be able
to activate the default action in a dialogue box with a single key
press, regardless of which field the caret is in at the time.
Please consider changing this.
Show replies by date