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Bug 109823 - [a11y] Better keyboard support for annotations
Summary: [a11y] Better keyboard support for annotations
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Hints & Annotations (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Milutin Kristofic
Keywords: A11Y
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-07-16 16:01 UTC by matthies
Modified: 2016-07-18 19:52 UTC (History)
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Description matthies 2007-07-16 16:01:37 UTC
1. Not all annotation types allow the information they provide in their tooltips to be accessed/displayed using the 
keyboard. For example Java "Implements" annotations show the implemented method in their tooltip; there seems no way to 
display this information using the keyboard. Maybe Alt+Enter could be extended to cover this.

2. Annotation context menu should be made accessible by keyboard, or the menu entries inserted into the source code 
context menu. For example Breakpoint -> Enabled / Customize.
(While you can define shortcut keys for specific items, that's not really the same.)
Comment 1 Vitezslav Stejskal 2007-07-19 10:03:52 UTC
#1 is reported as issue #110147. Please try not to report multiple problems in one issue. Thanks
Comment 2 matthies 2007-07-19 14:27:31 UTC
Issue #110147 was reported by me as well. It's different from this issue here, as I've (hopefully) clarified now in my 
latest comment in issue #110147.

Sorry for packing multiple problems into this issue here. My thought was that better keyboard support for annotations 
as an enhancement should probably be considered as a whole, possibly leading to different ideas than what I outlined 
Comment 3 Martin Balin 2016-07-07 07:27:08 UTC
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.

Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss
Comment 4 matthies 2016-07-18 19:52:59 UTC
Still relevant in current dev build.