[Epiphany] Re: Location widget ignoring GTK key theme

Decklin Foster writes: 

> I have Gnome and GTK set up to use the "Emacs" key theme. It works in
> other GTK programs, the Preferences dialog, etc, etc. However, if I
> click on the location widget on the Epiphany toolbar, I get the
> following behavior: 
> Ctrl-A: selects all text in the widget
> Ctrl-U: does "view source" on the current page 
> I would expect this to happen if I had the page focused (selecting all
> text on the page, for the Ctrl-A case), but, when the location widget
> (any text entry widget, really) is focused I would like my key theme to
> override any other application-specific bindings. 
> How can this be fixed? (Assuming we agree it should be fixed.) I see
> where the bindings are defined in ephy-window.c... could it be as easy
> as checking, in window_cmd_whatever, if the location widget is focused
> and if so just passing the event on to it? I'm not really familiar with
> Egg, or Gnome programming in general. 
> (This is using current CVS... please CC me... thanks.) 

Basically this is completely unfixable. Gtkmenus (egg menus are just an 
action implementation that use these) catch and handle all keypress events 
before all other widgets, so if there is an accelerator for a keypress the 
event is handled by the menu handler. There is nothing we can do about it 
and gtk devs have no interest in changing this behavior (to the best of my 


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