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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:30 pm 
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When using the search box and i hover into a expandable part of the start menu, the search box looses focus.
This is unwanted behavior because sometimes i don't mean to hover the mouse on an expandable part of the the start menu.
The mouse happens to land there after clicking the start button.
We still want the hover function to be present even though the search box initially had the focus.
To solve this problem, make the hover function not take away the search box focus.
Return the focus to the search box after hovering if the search box initially had the focus.
And only take away the search box focus if a click is registered.

Also, keyboard shortcuts are on by default.
And i mean the alt-key shortcuts which where meant to be activated only after the alt-key was pressed.
The problem is that if i am in the search box and my mouse accidentally hovers another part of the start menu,
the alt-key shortcuts are activated and unwanted behavior is triggered.
For example, i am typing on the searchbox. My mouse accidentally hovers on "Shutdown Menu" and i happens to
type the letter 'r'. The computer is forced to restart by accident.
To solve this problem, make alt-key shortcuts to be activated only when the alt-key is pressed.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:39 pm 
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The solution is to ignore hovering if the search box is activated by a mouse click. This way if you click on search and then move the mouse, no hover.
This is going to be in the next version.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:49 am 
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Well that is another way to do it. Well either solution has its trade off.
My solution will make people have to press Alt- for keyboard shortcuts.
Your solution will make people who have the search box focused automatically,
to do a second click on the start menu to be able to hover.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:40 am 
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Not true. If the search box is selected automatically, it is not activated by a mouse click, so hovering won't be disabled.
In my experience the actual problem is that people click on the search box, then move the mouse a bit, which gets registered as a hover. If the search box is selected already, there is no need to click on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:55 pm 
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Well I am a one of those people who have the search box on by default.
Maybe i misunderstood what you meant by "ignore". But the proper solution is, hover does not take away focus from search box.
But i think it is too easy to hit a key while navigating with the mouse and have shutdown, restart, log-off or switch user to launch.
So, i still think that adding a alt-key function is not a bad idea.

But i will admit that hovering was the main cause of the problem. Too often times i just open the start menu to launch "regedit".
And the first letter is 'r' which you can imagine the frustration of it.
Or "computer management" which has a 'u' and the computer gets shutdown.


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Opening the menu on hover is a basic feature. All menus do that, even the standard Windows 7 menu. Try it - open the Win7 menu, and move the mouse over Recent Item. The Recent Items menu will open and the focus will be taken away from the search box.


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