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Setup: Could the list of items be in the tab order?
- From: "Lee Maschmeyer" <lee_maschmeyer at wayne dot edu>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 09:04:27 -0400
- Subject: Setup: Could the list of items be in the tab order?
Several years ago I tried broaching this subject. Igor became so flagrantly
irritable I immediately apologized for daring to speak and have been scared
to do so ever since. Now that Setup's design is legitimately being
reconsidered I'll try again:
If the list of items to install could be a standard treeview that can be
tabbed to, this would make things very much easier for at least us blind
people. In the blind community Cygwin's installer is alleged to be
"inaccessible", meaning our tools can't make sense of it. This is
categorically false as I have often pointed out to them. But it takes so
much learning to figure out how it works that they're mostly confounded. And
it's clumsy as heck even when you do figure it out. If we could tab to the
list and interact with it with arrows, opening and closing categories with
right and left arrow, scrolling with PageDown and Up, it really would be
much easier to work with.
If that's hard to do, if it requires other changes to invisible parts of the
code, then don't do it. As has been pointed out, there are always better
things to do. But since we're considering possibilities here's one to at
least throw out. :-)
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