Re: Disabling "alt-*" menu functionality

I'm confused by your response: I'm not asking about application development, I'm asking about how to work with or 
disable gtk's handling of those mnemonics after the fact. It appeared that setting "gtk-enable-mnemonics=0" 
may have worked for all gtk-2 applications (per the ticket I linked), but it doesn't work now.

If this is the wrong mailing list, please suggest where else I should bring this up. The Ubuntu launchpad 
ticket I linked appears to be orphaned.


On 12/08/2016 03:49 PM, Paul Davis wrote:
Mnemonics are created, AFAIK, in the code when the menu items are constructed. There are various ways this 
can be done, but I suspect it cannot be undone if you all you have is a ready to run application.

In GTK2, the simplest way to do this was to put an underscore in front of the desired letter that would act the mnemonic (e.g. 
"_File" when defining a "File" menu item). There are other ways too, and GTK3 may have changed quite a bit 

On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:42 PM, John Parejko <parejkoj gmail com <mailto:parejkoj gmail com>> wrote:

    I didn't write the app. I want to be able to disable the mnemonics globally, and there doesn't appear to 
be a way to do that in gtk-3.


    On 12/08/2016 03:38 PM, Paul Davis wrote:

        Don't create mnemonics when creating menu items. That's all. Our app (Ardour) is GTK (2) but we never 
define any menu mnemonics, and consequently there are no Alt-* bindings created by GTK (we need all available 
bindings for the app's own control and management.

        On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:23 PM, John Parejko <parejkoj gmail com <mailto:parejkoj gmail com> <mailto:parejkoj 
gmail com <mailto:parejkoj gmail com>>> wrote:

            Is there any way to prevent gtk from taking over "alt-*" handling (e.g. alt-f for _File menu, 
alt-e for _Edit menu) from the application? I can see that some users use that, but others (like me) prefer to rebind 
alt to other functionality (e.g. find in Firefox).

            Looking into this launchpad ticket [1], it appears that gtk is the root cause here, which is why 
I'm bringing it up on this list.


            There are a handful of suggestions on that ticket, none of which seem to apply to gtk-3. Is there 
another way to reconfigure gtk in this regard? It seems to be a problem across a variety of window managers 
(I've seen it in xfce4/xfwm, unity, and lxde/openbox).

            I didn't see any tickets filed about this in the gtk bug tracker, but searching for "alt menu" 
resulted in a lot f hits...

            Thank you,
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