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Bug 88088 - Some dialogs can't be closed with ESC
Summary: Some dialogs can't be closed with ESC
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gedit
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-05 14:40 UTC by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-10-15 11:30:50 UTC

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Description David Balažic 2003-04-05 14:40:56 UTC
Description of problem:

Some dialogs of gedit can't be closed with the ESC key.
Dialogs that close on ESC :
- Open File...
- Open Location
- Save as...
- gedit - Prin Preview
- Print
- Go to Line

Dialogs that don't close on ESC :
- Find
- Replace
- About

A usually press crtrl-f , enter the search string and hit ENTER,
then ESC and then ctrl-g for further searchong, but the ESC does not work, so I
have to move my hand to the mouse, which is dannoying/distracting.

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Comment 1 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2004-10-15 11:30:50 UTC
This is a conscious upstream design decision of the GNOME project. ESC
is bound to the Cancel button, not to the close window action. There
are several threads about it on the usability list:

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