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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4005083

Solaris Motif file selection box uses incorrect defaults

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    • Subcomponent:
    • Resolved In Build:
      1.1
    • CPU:
      sparc
    • OS:
      solaris_2.5
    • Verification:
      Not verified

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      I am creating a separate bug for this problem. The issue of defaults was originally part of bug #1240447, but this problem is far more serious than that bug indicated.

      The current file selection box that comes up in HotJava, as supplied by the AWT, uses defaults for the labels and layout that cause very serious usability problems. There are documented cases of users being unable to complete tasks with this file selection box. The usability issues were addressed in CDE Motif and the resulting file selection box was improved to the point that users could consistently complete tasks in a reasonable amount of time.

      We need the FSB supplied by the AWT when running CDE Motif to use those defaults.

      If you run HotJava under CDE Motif and choose Open under the File menu you can
      see the problematic FSB. If you run CDE Mailer for example, you can see the
      altered labels and layout.

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              • Assignee:
                gsaab Georges Saab
                Reporter:
                duke J. Duke (Inactive)
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