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Bug 2139330 - gtk4-4.8.2-1.fc37 broke widget focus in some apps
Summary: gtk4-4.8.2-1.fc37 broke widget focus in some apps
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk4
Version: 37
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kalev Lember
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-11-02 08:11 UTC by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2022-11-08 01:49 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: gtk4-4.8.2-2.fc37
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Last Closed: 2022-11-08 01:49:22 UTC
Type: Bug

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Gitlab GNOME gtk merge_requests 5189 0 None opened focus: fall back to old behaviour if we didn't focus anything 2022-11-02 08:11:22 UTC
GNOME Gitlab GNOME nautilus issues 2574 0 None opened Switching between Grid/List view grabs keyboard focus, no keys work, mouse must be used to get unstuck 2022-11-02 08:11:22 UTC

Description Kamil Páral 2022-11-02 08:11:23 UTC
Description of problem:
A recent update in gtk4 caused issues in focusing widgets in apps, sometimes the focus can get lost and can't be restored with keyboard only, a mouse must be used instead.

Here an example in Nautilus:
And here's Adam's attempt to fix it:

This is not just about the single use case in Nautilus, I believe I see several areas in Nautilus where this broke and also some in gnome-text-editor. There will be probably more.

This is obviously bad for accessibility. Proposing as a freeze exception, if the available fix is accepted in time.

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Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2022-11-02 18:15:02 UTC
This doesn't really need an FE, as the bug was only in the 43.1 megaupdate (it's not in stable); I've ninja'd the fix into that now.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2022-11-02 18:15:44 UTC
FEDORA-2022-ce3b8fbd4d has been submitted as an update to Fedora 37.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2022-11-03 08:46:44 UTC
FEDORA-2022-ce3b8fbd4d has been pushed to the Fedora 37 testing repository.
Soon you'll be able to install the update with the following command:
`sudo dnf upgrade --enablerepo=updates-testing --refresh --advisory=FEDORA-2022-ce3b8fbd4d`
You can provide feedback for this update here:

See also for more information on how to test updates.

Comment 4 Adam Williamson 2022-11-03 16:23:46 UTC
openQA tests confirm this fixed both the nautilus and gnome-text-editor cases. I reverted Lukas' workarounds in the tests before they ran on the candidate compose.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2022-11-08 01:49:22 UTC
FEDORA-2022-ce3b8fbd4d has been pushed to the Fedora 37 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

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