On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM, Jeffery Small wrote:
> A new feature in 2.8 appears to be keyboard accelerators (shortcuts) for
> the pull-down menus.  For example, Alt-S displays the Select menu, Alt-W
> the Windows menu, etc.

Hi Jeff,

It's not a new feature, it's an old feature. It just didn't work on
some systems before.

> I have already assigned these key-combinations to other functions in the
> keyboard shortcuts menu, but the default menubar assignments are taking
> precedence.

As they should be :)

> How can I disable these menu accelerators so that I can regain the use of
> the Alt-[ESVILCTRWH] sequences?

Theoretically, you need to find or create a files called ".gtkrc-2.0"
and add the following line:

gtk-enable-mnemonics = 0

> Maybe there should be a toggle on the Configure Keyboard Shortcuts menu to
> handle this.

It sounds like a too much of a corner case for an option, IMHO.

> And certainly, if you reassign these keystrokes in the menu,
> their original function should be disabled.

Maybe :)

Alexandre Prokoudine
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