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jporkkahtc

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B3, Mac, Keyboard and menu
« on: September 10, 2014, 05:01:29 am »
I'm new to the mac.
Ive been trying to figure out how to navigate the menubar with the keyboard.
According to Apple documentation, Ctrl+F2 should activate the menu bar.
This seems to be unreliable - it doesn't work in Safari, and it doesn't work in Slick edit either.
Ctrl+F3, Ctrl+F2 seems to work (f3 brings up the doc, then Ctrl+f2 activates the keyboard focus on the menu bar).


DOCBUG: In the SlickEdit help on the Mac, it claims "When you press the [/size]Alt[/size] key in SlickEdit without following it with another key, focus shifts to the menu bar, ", but this does not work.
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[/size]I did find that Alt+FirstLetter of the top level menu.
[/size]So, for example, Alt+F opens the file menu.
[/size]At least it did - until I unbound Ctrl+F2. Once I unbind Ctrl+F2, Ctrl+F2 will now set keyboard focus on the menu bar as it is supposed to.

[/size]BUG: Now, when I press Alt+F I get the Apple Menu,
[/size]Alt+E opens the File menu.
[/size]Alt+S opens the Edit menu.
[/size]etc
[/size]Alt+H opens the Window menu.

[/size]Seems to be an off-by-one bug here somewhere.

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Re: B3, Mac, Keyboard and menu
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 11:34:53 am »
Ive seen this off by one error. Restarting SlickEdit will fix the problem.

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Re: B3, Mac, Keyboard and menu
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 11:58:43 am »
Ctrl+F2 is not bound in Mac OS X emulation. We created this emulation to solve problems like this (there were many more). Mac OS X emulation had to be the default emulation for Mac.

Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right are the keys that drive me nuts on Mac. I have multiple monitors so I much prefer these to do next and previous word. Fortunately, you can reconfigure Mac OS bindings.