Re: Alt and Command keys in the quartz backend

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Michael Natterer <mitch gimp org> wrote:
> Nobody uses "Alt" for accelerators, I don't think we are talking
> about the same things here, in GTK+:

sorry :) we do *try* to avoid naked <alt><key> modifiers, mostly
because of X11 WM conventions.

> - Accelerator is the thing to invoke actions (menu shortcuts)
>  -> invoked by Command on the mac, and by Control on != Mac.
> - Mnemonic is the thing that invokes the underlined stuff
>  -> invoked by Alt on != Mac, doesn't exist on the Mac

in any sane world (or toolkit),

    actions AND items in menus == things invokable by the user via

its been acknowledged that in the real world, GTK will try to move
towards this. the distinction is arbitrary, more so when you consider
the number of ways of making a given key do <something> in GTK.

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