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Re: 'Screenshot' option of Graphical installer not accessible through keyboard


Adding debian-accessibility@ to the loop for feedback regarding possible
changes in the way people are used to using the installer:

Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org> (2019-01-26):
> Control: reassign -1 cdebconf
> Control: tags -1 + patch
> Holger Wansing <linux@wansing-online.de> wrote:
> > Kaartic Sivaraam <kaarticsivaraam91196@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > I recently tried to install Debian 9 using the graphical installer. Due
> > > to some unknown reason my mouse did not work in the graphical
> > > installer. It wasn't a big deal as I could manage well just with my
> > > keyboard BUT I was unable to capture a screen shot of an error as the
> > > option for taking screen shot wasn't accessible through the keyboard
> > > like the 'Continue' and 'Back' options. It would be nice to make it
> > > accessible through the keyboard as it would be helpful in situations
> > > like this.
> > 
> > Thanks for your mail.
> > This has already been reported in 
> > https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=873857
> > 
> > And it turns out that this bug already exists from the very beginning in 
> > Debian 4.0, where the graphical installer was introduced ...
> I have prepared a patch to fix this (attached) against cdebconf.
> (I built a netboot gtk image with this patch, and confirmed it works.)
> Thus, re-assigning to cdebconf and tagging as 'patch'.
> Maybe we could have this included for Buster?
> IMO it's unconventional behaviour to have a button which is skipped when
> TAB-bing through the buttons. And it makes the screenshot button unavailable
> when using the graphical installer without a mouse. 
> (Some touchpads don't work with d-i, and if you don't have an usb mouse
> at hand, you may end up with using the g-i without mouse functionality).

Cyril Brulebois (kibi@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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