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[20.2 Beta] Don't set keyboard focus on the object name in the new properties popup

The new properties popup makes it way to easy to accidentally rename objects. Users who prefer to reference their objects by name are very likely to unintentionally break their models while changing their parameters. And not notice.

Also, object settings are changed more frequently than their names. So it's better to optimize time to access to other setting sections (like "Labels", "Output", etc). If the focus stayed outside of the name control, it would allow to implement keyboard shortcuts to jump to a specific section and navigate to its controls.

Suggestions:

- either don't set keyboard focus to object's name

- or display this control read-only until the rename button is pressed (or F2)

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Having the name highlighted allows you to quickly rename your objects and works just as it does in Process Flow (which the double click has done that since the beginning). Currently there aren't any shortcuts for moving through the quick properties gui so there isn't any reason to type anything in and change your object name after you double click on the object. If and when we add keyboard shortcuts, this may change.

If you do happen to accidentally rename your object it is undoable with a quick Ctrl+Z.

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