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UIToolkit Input Text Field is auto-selected when keys are pressed

Package: UI Toolkit


Reproduction steps:
1. Open the user's attached project
2. Open Assets > Scenes > SampleScene
3. Go to Game View and press play
4. Press Z/Q/S/D keys and observe the behavior

Expected results: UIToolkit Input Text Field needs to be selected by clicking on the text field
Actual results: UIToolkit Input Text Field is auto-selected when keys are pressed

Reproduced in: 1.0.0-preview.18 (2020.3.20f1, 2021.1.25f1, 2021.2.0b16, 2022.1.0a12)
Could not test with: 2019.4.31f1 (UI Toolkit is not introduced yet)

  1. Resolution Note:

    The ability to start using the UI using the keyboard only, without having a prior selected element, is a feature that some users are depending on, not a bug. Unless the design changes at some point in the future, it is unlikely for this to be "fixed".

    That being said, there are a few ways to work around the situation mentioned in this bug. Any of the following should work:
    1. set the TextField's tabIndex to -1
    2. Remove the WASD (or ZQSD mentioned in the description) mapping for the Horizontal and Vertical axes in the InputManager
    3. add EventSystem + StandaloneInputModule to scene, then untick the "Send Navigation Events" box.
    4. panel.visualTree.RegisterCallback<NavigationMoveEvent>(e => e.PreventDefault(), TrickleDown.TrickleDown)

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