On Monday 27 April 2009 05:36:14 am Katarina Machalkova wrote:
- Left-Right cursor keys to scroll the list very slow when list is
This is well-known and old-standing limitation of yast2-ncurses. It performs very badly when it comes to large lists/tables. It could be somehow better with recent patches o'mine (in Factory) but - still not perfect :( Unfortunately, I've been unable to find a solution how to speed things up when I was maintaining yast2-ncurses ...
I'm still in preparations for the first hardware installation of Factory. VBox one is slow by itself and there is no point to attempt any test.
Related bug, maybe worth reopening: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=suse30846
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Maybe opening a new bug would be better :-)
The problem I can see is probably due to attempt to handle whole list at once and then show result. I don't know what design limitations you had, but creating buffer with a whole list and then pull on the screen just selection of it that fits in the designated screen area should be much faster.
- Shift TAB doesn't go backwards through the frames.
That is very unusual ... could be that your terminal or DE "eats" this key combination. If it does not work in any other YaST module, try Esc-Tab instead, or use Ctrl-F (forward) and Ctrl-B (backwards) to jump between the widgets.
It is KDE 4.2.2 and problem is only in GUI terminal (Konsole). I found out that in the last second when I came on idea that it could be console related :-) Stano's post marked only the last of 3 questions as possible valid bug, which made me think why first 2 not. I don't use YaST-ncurses very often, and it took time to come on idea to switch to text mode (Ctrl-Alt-F2) and try there.
Here is a nice how-to on what to do if the usual keyboard navigation does not work as expected in your environment: http://www.novell.com/documentation/sles11/book_sle_admin/data/sec_yast_ncu rses_tasten.html