[squeak-dev] 5.3 wrong keyboard focus upon image launch

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 04:51:59 UTC 2020

Hi Marcel, hi all,

An obscure, but painful usability regression has crept into 5.3.  Upon
launching the image, the image window will appear.  I need it to honor the
Global Command Keys until hand movements otherwise shift focus to some
widget under the hand.

In 5.2, moving the hand from the OS desktop into the Squeak (non-full
screen) image desktop, the command keys are honored.  In 5.3, you have to
force some keyboard focus shift into some widget first, THEN back to the
desktop, before the Global Command keys will be honored.

This makes debugging Magma a lot more cumbersome, because the test suite
launches five copies of the image.  If there is a failure, I'm left with
needing to close all five manually.  The hot-key makes this a breeze... but
not if it doesn't work, of course.

Morphic-cmm.1618 addresses this issue, and would like to include it (or
alternative fix) in 5.3.

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