bin/161053: bsdinstall network setup dialog is hard to navigate

Ben Kaduk kaduk at mit.edu
Tue Sep 27 01:50:06 UTC 2011


>Number:         161053
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       bsdinstall network setup dialog is hard to navigate
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
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>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Sep 27 01:50:05 UTC 2011
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     Ben Kaduk
>Release:        9-beta 2
>Organization:
MIT SIPB
>Environment:
n/a
>Description:
Per my mail to -current of 16 September 2011, I must use the arrow keys to navigate between the IP address, netmask, and default router fields -- tab is insufficient.  I wrote:
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In most of the installer, the new dialog is reasonable, with space
select/deselecting and enter activating.  But the behavior in the network
configuration and resolver dialogs is different -- it seems that I have to
use the up/down arrows to move between the IP address, netmask, and default
router fields; enter on any of them still performs the 'ok' action, even
though 'ok' is not selected when any of those three fields are selected. I
think there are several ways in which this situation might be improved -- it
might be that one of 'ok' and 'cancel' is always selected, or tab might move
between the three entry fields as well as ok/cancel, or enter on one field
might move to the next.
(I didn't do anything with IPv6, so I don't know if similar issues are
present there.)
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