[opensource-dev] Fixing the 2.0 chat bar focus problem?
gcanaday at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 16:21:42 PDT 2010
Maybe it's *my* bias. I personally know of no gamers who'd use wasd who
have stayed in SL longer than a couple of months at best.
Most of the people I have known in SL shop, go to clubs, create, RP, and
hang out, most of which requires chatting without an extra step to
switch focus. Leaving the chat bar with focus kills wasd movement, but I
can name no one who doesn't use the arrow keys for that.
On 03/16/2010 07:10 PM, Tigro Spottystripes wrote:
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> that's new to me...
> perhaps my sample is biased due to me hanging around people with similar
> interests (i do like to play computer/video games)
> On 16/3/2010 19:41, Glen Canaday wrote:
>> That's an annoyance I'd like to specifically target in snowglobe 2. The
>> majority of resis in SL were never gamers so never got used to wasd
>> On 03/16/2010 03:42 PM, Argent Stonecutter wrote:
>>> OK, here's a design problem in the new viewer that maybe can be
>>> figured out here.
>>> From the Jira, I missed this response to one of my comments, some
>>> time ago. Apologies, I forgot to "watch" the item:
>>> From Q Linden:
>>>> Argent: the focus problem differs this time because the chat bar is
>>>> always present; we have no mechanism to make it go away, so if we
>>>> always gave it focus it would block normal keyboard use. Personally,
>>>> I'm an AWSD movement person, so I actually find this works really
>>>> well for me. It's not quite as obviously wrong as you seem to think.
>>>> However, I understand the use case and we'll talk about it internally.
>>> This is exactly the same problem that we had the last two times. This
>>> is exactly the same discussion we had the last two times. There are
>>> many many people who never use any of the keyboard accelerators in SL,
>>> and always have the chat bar up and in focus. The chat bar focus NEVER
>>> goes away. For us, normal keyboard use does not involve anything the
>>> chat bar blocks.
>>> So, how could this be fixed in the 2.0 viewer without causing
>>> An option "chat bar is the default focus"?
>>> What would that actually break?
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