Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#8129 closed defect (fixed)

mythbrowser: Hard (impossible?) to see links using keyboard navigation

Reported by: Alec Leamas <leamas.alec@…> Owned by: paulh
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.23
Component: Plugin - MythBrowser Version: 0.22
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description

Trying to use the keyboard to navigate a webpage using mythbrowser, one problem is to see where the focus is i. e., which link a keyboard "follow link" command will activate.

The problem is not really specific to mythbrowser, it's the same w most browsers. Anyway, if it should be possible to use at lest simple pages with a remote control, this problem needs to be addressed IMHO.

I have done a simple minded patch which basically makes the current link, the focus, green. This is not always a pleasant experience, but it solves the problem to see the link a lot of times. Not always, though.

The basic idea is to add a specific stylesheet which mythbrowser loads with every page. I think this general idea is Good Thing. However, here are many details such as where to the code should be in the end, where the CSS file should be installed, to which component the CSS file belongs (mythbrowser? themes?), a better CSS file etc. which are really hard for a newbie making a first patch.

At least, it's a first try. Here is actually two files: A "normal" diff and a new file living in .../libmythui/mythbrowser.ccc. I'm open to any hints how to improve the patch if there is interest.

Attachments (2)

mythbrowser-patch (2.2 KB) - added by Alec Leamas <leamas.alec@…> 10 years ago.
diff -c -C 2, adds stylesheet to mythbrowser
mythbrowser.css (33 bytes) - added by Alec Leamas <leamas.alec@…> 10 years ago.
stylesheet making focus ugly, but visible, green,

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Change History (5)

Changed 10 years ago by Alec Leamas <leamas.alec@…>

Attachment: mythbrowser-patch added

diff -c -C 2, adds stylesheet to mythbrowser

Changed 10 years ago by Alec Leamas <leamas.alec@…>

Attachment: mythbrowser.css added

stylesheet making focus ugly, but visible, green,

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Alec Leamas <leamas.alec@…>

see also item 8129, test problems.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by paulh

Milestone: unknown0.23
Status: newaccepted

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by paulh

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

(In [23714]) Allow a user style sheet to be loaded in MythUIWebBrowser.

Also add a default css file that just changes the color of the background of the focused link to make it more visible when trying to select a link using the keyboard.

Themers can if they wish use their own default css file which will be used anywhere the web browser widget is used or add a <userstylesheet> tag to override the default and use a different one.

Closes #8129.

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