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Thread: Network Connections has a broken keyboard shortcut

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    Default Network Connections has a broken keyboard shortcut

    When using Network Connection, in the dialog box called "Choose a Connection Type", the Create button is broken so as it can not be activated by using the Enter key. I can tab from the type list, to the Cancel button, and when I do both the dotted-line and the blue border appear on the Cancel button. But when I tab once more, only the dotted line moves over to the Create button, the blue border remains on the Cancel. When I use the enter button at this point, the Cancel button is activated not the Create.

    Is this a bug that has possibly been identified already?

    I am using Gnome desktop, opensuse 13.1, and I've updated the system to 1/22/2014 as was reported by Software Update. I'm helping my friend who is without sight and using Ocra to manage his system.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Network Connections has a broken keyboard shortcut

    This problem can be fixed quite easily as it turns out. The problem is in the Gtk+ (version 2.1) user interface definition. The file is "/usr/share/nm-applet/ce-new-connection.ui". On line 129, inside the GtkButton object definition for the Cancel button, the property "has_default" is defined to be true. I changed that to false. Evidently, has_default means that the button will always be actived by the return key.

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