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2014, Mac: Menus and keyboard navigation
« on: November 19, 2014, 05:00:46 am »
#1 Is there a way to turn on Underscores in the Mac UI, like in Windows, to indicate which letter is the keyboard shortcut for controls in dialogs and menus?

#2: What are the menu shortcuts on the Mac?
Why aren't they the same as in Windows?

For example, in Slick for Windows in the "View" menu:
Line Hex
Special Chars
Soft Wrap
Show All

I can type Alt-V, W, to toggle soft wrap.

On the Mac though it's wierd.
Alt-V H works for hex, but most of the rest seem randomish.
Alt-V W selects "Tool bars" while Alt-V A selects "Expand/Collapse Block"
Alt-V T selects "Tab chars"


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Re: 2014, Mac: Menus and keyboard navigation
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 06:52:02 pm »
#1. Nope. No way to get Underscores in the menu bar or dialogs. the menu bar does not use any QT code. It's completely native. The QT Mac menu bar is native too but we had a problem with dynamically modifying menus so we stopped using Qt for the menu bar. As for dialogs, Qt doesn't support it.

#2 Hmm...I knew this didn't work right but I thought it did some kind of stupid first letter thing. Unfortunately, I don't think this is fixable. I'll take another look but we spent a lot of time trying = to get as much Windows-like features over to Mac as possible and we may have hit the limit of what we can get to work.