# Timebox usability is a mess

mjablonski
1284 3 5
http://www.jease.org/

Hi,

the current implementation of Timebox is quite a mess from a usability perspective. Just use the following script and try to use keyboard navigation to focus the timebox and enter a time like 16:30...

<zk>
<textbox onCreate="self.focus()" />
<timebox format="HH:mm" onCreate="self.value = new Date()" />
</zk>


Do you see what I mean? Any chance to get the old behaviour from ZK3 or at least something which works more intuitive for people entering times via keyboard?

Cheers, Maik

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## 7 Replies

937 2 12

Hi Maik,

I agree with you, I've discussed this on another thread.

See my last comment, I believe that would solve data input via keyboard.

Best regards,

mjablonski
1284 3 5
http://www.jease.org/

yes, your last comment describes exactly what I would propose as usable timebox. When the timebox gets focus, I want to be able to type the following keys to enter 16:30:

"1" "6" "3" "0"

(Without quotes of course). At the moment I have to use a strange combination of backspace and del and cursor keys to focus the hour part of time.

I've filed a bug report, but it was already closed without any action (so I can't add any comment):

https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=785191&aid=2949947&group_id=152762

I'm a little bit disappointed about the attitude of the ZK-Team... I'm not sure if it is a good sign for an open-source project to ignore user voices so quickly.

Cheers, Maik

jumperchen
3909 2 8
http://jumperchen.blogspo...

Hi Maik,

You can add the comment at the bottom of the bug tracker.
About the issue, I think you can type "1" "6" "->" "3" "0", the "->" sign is the RIGHT arrow on the keyboard to switch its time area.

mjablonski
1284 3 5
http://www.jease.org/

Hi Jumper,

did you try it? When I try it with the script mentioned above, I enter tab to focus the timebox. When I now start to type "1" "6", this will change the minutes, not the hours... If it worked like you've said, I'm completely happy.

Maybe it's a browser issue? I'm using Firefox 3.5.7.

Cheers, maik

jumperchen
3909 2 8
http://jumperchen.blogspo...

Hi Maik,

I post a feature here.

mjablonski
1284 3 5
http://www.jease.org/

Hi Jumper,

thanks for considering a change. Very much appreciated!!!

Cheers, Maik

mjablonski
1284 3 5
http://www.jease.org/

Hi,

just tested the new Timebox implementation from SVN and it's fantastic... exactly what I needed.

Thank you!

Cheers, Maik

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