I use tab jumps in function windows a lot. When I perform any action I usually call the function window by CTRL + SPACE and then jump with TAB from box to box.
Since CE, especially CE4 some tab jumps don't work in the correct order anymore, e.g. when placing a cell the "active cell" box is highlighted/activated and pressing TAB should move the focus to the next box. Should. But instead it hops somewhere else outside that window. If I put the Cursor in "active angle" everything works as desired. Even SHIFT+TAB jumps back to the "active cell" box.
When scaling elements in V8i I could open the function window and the box "method" was activated. I could switch between items in the drop down menu by pressing SPACE, arrows and ENTER and then TAB to the next box. Now in CONNECT the TAB jumps to nowhere.
Similar behaviour can be seen in many other function windows. Very obviously some programmer didn't do his homework properly. I think I already made a service ticket for that but nothing's changed so far.
David Trejo-Rodriguez: Philippe HALET just confirmed this behaviour in the comment section of his idea for the French version. So I guess it's global. I wonder why Bentley doesn't just correct these litlle nuisances on the fly instead of searching for excuses.
Andrew Bell, Yvonne Lohse - can you please put this on a defect list to be fixed?
Bug 654183 has been filed for this issue.
Thanks a lot Regie, even if it took 4 years ;-)
Hi Regie, Microstation 2023: still not fixed. Eg open the scaling tool's context menu, change the method from active scaling to three points by using the space bar, hit enter and the window loses its focus.
I just checked the status of this issue and it has indeed failed some internal testing and is still opened.
This looks appears to be targeted for next release after MicroStation 2023.
Thank you for informing of this as well and sorry for inconvenience this might have caused.
Thanks for checking and letting me know.