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Bug 267911 - [a11y] Commit dialog has poor accessibility
Summary: [a11y] Commit dialog has poor accessibility
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: versioncontrol
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Git (show other bugs)
Version: 8.2
Hardware: PC Mac OS X
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Ondrej Vrabec
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-09-07 01:33 UTC by brettryan
Modified: 2016-09-07 01:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description brettryan 2016-09-07 01:33:55 UTC
There are many accessibility flaws with the commit dialog and versioning support in general.

Most notably with the commit dialog there is no way to tab between controls. A tab within the editor is taken as a tab literally, which is probably what most would not intend. CTRL+TAB does escape out but then an ordinary TAB needs to be pressed for the next control.

What is more inaccessible though is when selecting an item in the file list using the spacebar it will reset the view causing the focus to shift back to the top of the file list. This is compounded that there is no unselect all button.

A contextually sensitive diff may be more accessible than the right-click > diff to open a diff tab method. This should simplify the dialog and make it easier to understand/faster.