#21 Shell output dialog ignores nav keys


The recently introduced feature of scrollbar in the
pop-up dialog
window with captured shell output seems to be not

The window accepts mouse clicks but ignores any
keyboard navigation
like PgUp, PgDn, arrows etc.

To reproduce this, open e.g. a file of some 30+ lines,
go to
Preferences->Default Settings->Customize Menus->Shell
Menu, choose
"number lines" (default entry in the Shell menu) and
temporarily its command output from "new window" to
"dialog". Now
click Apply and invoke the altered "number lines"

The produced text in the dialog window can be
highlighted and
scrolled up and down by the mouse but not by the
keyboard. This is
inconsistent with the current behaviour of help

I believe it should be fixed before Nedit 5.3 is

NEdit release of Apr 12, 2002

Built on: HP/UX, PA-RISC, GNU C
Built at: Apr 29 2002, 08:17:10
With Motif: 1002 [@(#)OSF/Motif Version 1.2.5]
Running Motif: 1002
Server: Hewlett-Packard Company 600000

Yury Burkatovsky

yury burkatovsky at telrad co il


  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    First, this is *not* a bug report. It could be a feature
    Moreover, there is nothing recently introduced. The
    scrollbars are there for a long time (at *least* since
    5.1.1). Navigation with keys was always impossible, so far.

  • Eddy De Greef

    Eddy De Greef - 2002-05-22

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    It has indeed always been like that. The only thing that was
    altered recently is that the vertical scroll bar appears more
    easily to prevent it from remaining hidden in certain hard to
    detect cases where it should appear.
    But I guess you could call it a consistency bug.

  • Yury Burkatovsky

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    I did not pay attention that the dialog window has been
    behaving this way, i.e does not accept keystrokes, in
    previous versions.

    Indeed, this is not a recently introduced bug and therefore
    should not delay the coming release. Please consider my
    report as a wish for a future development.

    Sorry for the noise.

  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2005-02-07
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