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Re: [QF-Test] Hot keys not working properly

  • Subject: Re: [QF-Test] Hot keys not working properly
  • From: Gregor Schmid <Gregor.Schmid@?.de>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:34:31 +0200

Hello Polihron,

Thank you for providing a run-log with the details. for the record,
I'm answering to the whole list as this is quite interesting.

Hot-key processing is different for each GUI toolkit and it is not
always compatible with the optimizations and filtering QF-Test applies
during recording in order to get concise tests.

In your case - associated labels in Swing - the PRESSED, TYPED and
RELEASED events must be replayed to different component. Most notably,
the RELEASED has to happen on the label.

Please try to temporarily disable the option

Record->Events->Abstract keystroke events

when recording hot-keys. Instead of a single keystroke you should get
three (or more, for the Alt key) nodes for PRESSED, TYPED and RELEASED
events. In my experiment, replaying these consistently moved the focus
to the right place. If it still doesn't work, please send another
run-log directly to me.

Again for the record: Because QF-Test automatically ensures focus for
the target of key or text input events, we don't make use of hot-keys
during normal tests. As a dedicated test this may still be a good idea
when followed by a 'focused' check to ensure the mnemonics for
keyboard shortcuts were assigned correctly.

Best regards,

Gregor Schmid <Gregor.Schmid@?.de> writes:

> Hello Polihron,
> I'm afraid it's a bit difficult to answer this question without
> detailed information.
> Could you please set the option
> Run-log->Content->Number of events to log for error diagnosis
> to 1000, re-run the failing sequence and send it to our support?
> Please make sure that there's an error after the failing key event,
> either by checking for some result you didn't get or by adding an SUT
> script with
> rc.logError("dummy error")
> Best regards,
>     Greg
> Polihron Markendudis <p.markendudis@?.com> writes:
>> Hello QF community,
>> We've been having a problem with the functionality of hot keys for a software we are currently
>> testing. The issue apperas as we try to record an action, witch replicates the usage of a specific
>> hot key. For exaple:
>> I have a textfield "Name" and if I press Alt + N, the field gets focused ( the cursor appears). As
>> i record the event and run it , the cursor appears for just a second and then dissappears, leaving
>> the textfield unselected.
>> In a manual test everything seems to work ok with the hot keys. The same issue appears with
>> comboboxes aswell.
>> Hot key functions work fine  if i try to select a button ( Ex: Alt + C for a "Cancel" button) , so
>> i guess it is just when selection is involved.
>> Any feedback will be appreciated, thanks.
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Gregor Schmid

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