[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #39074: No method to move meta boxes using keyboard

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#39074: No method to move meta boxes using keyboard
 Reporter:  joedolson                |       Owner:  xkon
     Type:  defect (bug)             |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  5.4
Component:  Editor                   |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                   |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  wpcampus-report has-     |     Focuses:  ui, accessibility,
  patch needs-design-feedback has-   |  administration
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Comment (by xkon):

 Hey @karmatosed, thanks for the feedback and sorry for the late reply here
 I totally missed the notification :-/ .

 > Are these to move or just click up/down? For example, a dragging icon
 should look different.

 The first of the 3 buttons is allowing the change between the Sortable
 areas ( so each column/group per page).

 There is no "dragging" icon because dragging is already done by the
 general Header area as it was done up to now also, this hasn't changed.

 > What is the purpose of adding a mouse click when the idea was re-
 ordering by keyboard? I'm trying to track down where this has grown a bit.

 I'm not sure I understand the question fully, but essentially we need the
 buttons to be able to "tab" on these actionable elements and use
 space/enter to use them, similar to Gutenberg you can use either your
 mouse on the arrows or drag or your keyboard only as well.


 I do understand the need for visual simplicity as well in the UI and I'll
 work on an extra iteration to show/hide the extra buttons while hovering
 over each postbox to clean up the UI. This would make it similar to how
 Gutenberg handles its own sorting actions at the moment.

 Could you please also give a pointer regarding the move from area to area
 button? Not sure what icon to use there and the "randomize" icon doesn't
 seem a perfect fit but I was trying to avoid yet another arrow 😅.

 I'll follow up asap with a fresh patch with a show/hide functionality.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/39074#comment:43>
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