Re: [Gtk-osx-users] Is Alt on Mac really Mod5?

On Jun 6, 2011, at 11:43 PM, Dwayne Bailey wrote:

> I'm developing on a Mac book Air and discovered that specifying <Alt> in 
> my $app.accel file didn't work.  Worse it failed silently.  In the end I 
> needed to use <Mod5>.  I'm concerned that this is just an issue on my 
> keyboard layout.  Anyone else have experience with this issue?
> Now that is the last of my major blocking bugs ironed out.

I'm not sure what you mean by silently. It would be truly weird for an app to log a message because a user used the wrong mod-key.

The short answer to your problem is to use <Meta> in your quartz accelerator map. The long answer can be found in the discussion of bug 617583 [1].

John Ralls


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