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#10692 closed bug (fixed)

Opened November 07, 2014 01:40PM UTC

Closed January 21, 2015 05:08PM UTC

Menu: Use consistent styling for focused and "active" items

Reported by: jzaefferer Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.12.0
Component: Version: 1.11.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

We currently style active parent menu items with "ui-state-active", while everything else gets "ui-state-focus" (or hover, which we style the same as focus). When a menu item in a submenu has focus, the parent menu item gets "ui-state-active", which is inconsistent and confusing.

We probably shouldn't use "ui-state-active" in menu at all.

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Changed November 07, 2014 01:42PM UTC by jzaefferer comment:1

milestone: none1.12.0
priority: minormajor
status: newopen

Changed November 07, 2014 03:48PM UTC by jzaefferer comment:2

Somewhat related, the documentation mentions "active item" a lot. Maybe we should apply "ui-state-active" everywhere? If not, maybe we need to change the documentation to use "focus" or "focused" consistently.

Changed January 12, 2015 06:19PM UTC by jzaefferer comment:3

This is what the menu, with the new base theme applied, currently looks like:

If we were to use ui-state-focus consistently, we'd get this: (here the triangle icon switches to white, which looks bad)

If we'd use ui-state-active instead, we'd get this:

I prefer the last option. It matches the menus on OSX.

Changed January 12, 2015 09:07PM UTC by jzaefferer comment:4

I brought this up in the #css-chassis channel. After some discussion, the consensus was to use ui-state-active for both parent and child. I'll look into implementing that. Its definitely more than just replacing ui-state-focus with ui-state-active everywhere in menu.js.

Changed January 19, 2015 04:15PM UTC by jzaefferer comment:5

Also discussed this at the weekly meeting last Wednesday, also agreed to use ui-state-active there. Created a PR to implement that:

Changed January 21, 2015 05:08PM UTC by Jörn Zaefferer comment:6

resolution: → fixed
status: openclosed

Menu: Use ui-state-active consistently

So far we were using ui-state-active on active parent items,

ui-state-focus on active child items. The theme update highlighted the

visual inconsistency. With this change, only ui-state-active is used.

Fixes #10692

Changeset: 0bbd1569182bc03e8dc4f5f8aa203e8edbe15f99