Re: Disabling accelerators when typing text

Actually, we are coding in GTKMM-2.4, but I will tell you what we did.

We have map of accelerator data: { Name }={ Action, Key, Modifier }
We have some MODE enumerator that could say which accelerators should be

So, you need some activatable widgets (toolbarItem, menuItem, button,
etc), to use methods:

for( each entry in map )
  gtk_widget_add_accelerator() - when current MODE allow entry.KEY
  gtk_widget_remove_accelerator() - when current MODE disallow entry.KEY

So, you could add signal on FOCUS_IN to remove accelerators, and signal
on FOCUS_OUT to add accelerators.

В Сбт, 04/06/2016 в 21:34 +0200, productivememberofsociety666 пишет:

I just want to reask a question that was asked on StackOverflow [1] but
didn't receive a satisfactory answer there. Maybe someone on this list
has a better idea:

I want to use ordinary letters *without modifiers* as accelerators in my
GTK+ 3 application, similar to vim's control scheme. For example, the
user could just press 'r' and it would remove an item in a list or
something like that.
So far this works fine, except the accelerators are also enabled while
the user has focused a text editing widget, and as a result it's
impossible to write text without activating a dozen accelerators in the

Is there a standard way to disable accelerators in  text editing
widgets? If not, what would you say is the best approach for a
workaround? E.g. should I try to intercept key presses somehow and check
whether a text editing widget is focused, or should I try to remove
accelerators whenever such a widget is focused and add them again when
it loses focus, or do something else entirely?

I'm using GTK+ 3 and try to adhere to the "new" recommended way of
handling menu items, accelerators and corresponding actions using Gio,
i.e. the way it is described in [2].

Thank you in advance!



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