Keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons don't work good

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Keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons don't work good

Post by Dreamer » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:08 am

I'm using the settings (.default folder) from Avant, but everything was working good. Now when I'm using the shortcut, Ctrl+W for example, I have to use it 2 or more times sometimes. Also toolbar buttons don't work the first time sometimes, Back or Close tab buttons for example, but it's better than shortcuts, I have to press Ctrl+W 5 times, sometimes even 10 times!!

Perhaps it's some option, but I don't know which, perhaps the incompatibility with Avant settings, but everything else is working good and I don't want to reconfigure it all again, if it's not needed.

I'm using a portable version, I tried to delete the .default folder and then it was working good, but only few (20+) tabs were opened. I'm using 60+ tabs normally.

...OK so it's working good with another instance/folder of Orca Portable - I'm using the same settings from Avant in that version, so it's probably some option change only in that other version, or a bug.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons don't work good

Post by kudos » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:13 am

This is a known bug and has been reported by several others, including myself. It's still early days for Orca and most of the effort is with Avant v12 at the moment...
 
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons don't work good

Post by Dreamer » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:38 am

Oh, yes, I remember now, I have reported it too, but it was before the long break so I thought it's fixed.

Is there a way to fix it, any workaround? I really like the Orca, some instances - portable versions are working good, but one of them is really bad, sometimes I have to click the shortcuts even 10 times and it's really annoying, I have to be care to not close more tabs, when using Ctrl+W...

I'm using the Orca about a week and this is the only critical bug, so I hope it will be fixed soon. I know Anderson is working on Avant 12, but Build 2 has been released a month ago, so there is a chance for the fix.
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Post by kudos » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:47 am

It seems to be linked to certain pages, but I have not worked out which yet (because it rarely happens to me).

I suspect it may some Flash/Java/AJAX interception, but it's just a guess, maybe you can work it out.
 
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons don't work good

Post by Dreamer » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:01 pm

OK, so perhaps I could help, but which topic should I use, this one? Then it should be moved to Bug reports, or which existing topic should I use?
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons don't work good

Post by AlvinPing » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:57 am

kudos wrote:I suspect it may some Flash/Java/AJAX interception
I agree with this. I notice input lag typically when javascript-heavy pages are loading (e.g. Digg comments page), and also when there are CPU-intensive Flash elements on the page. Not sure how this is to be fixed, exactly, but I will say that responsiveness been improving with each build :thumbup:
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons don't work good

Post by Dreamer » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:02 pm

Perhaps you are right, I have this problem in one instance with 60+ opened tabs, but also if no page/tab is loading. I'll try to disable Flash completely next time I start that instance.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons don't work good

Post by Dreamer » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:51 pm

I tried to disable Flash and restart Orca and now it's much better! Before I had to press Ctrl+W twice almost every time, but often it was also 5 or 10 times - so it was unusable, now I need to press it just once, it's not working perfect, still, sometimes I need to press it twice, but I think I know when exactly:

- while active page is loading (or another page/tab in background)
- when variable tab width is changing
- and sometimes when closing tabs too quickly

I will be testing more with disabled Flash. Hope it will help a bit...
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Post by AlvinPing » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:49 am

Seconding Dreamer's findings, I came to a similar conclusion in this thread; with Flash disabled, both responsiveness and the context menu problem are far less pervasive, but not completely eliminated.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons don't work good

Post by Dreamer » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:27 pm

Looks fixed in build 3, thanks, still testing...
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