Re: [gtk-osx-users] command-h to hide app?

On Oct 14, 2013, at 12:31 PM, Allin Cottrell <cottrell wfu edu> wrote:

On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, John Ralls wrote:

On Oct 14, 2013, at 10:51 AM, Allin Cottrell <cottrell wfu edu> wrote:

Using gtkosxapplication, I get a "Hide <app>" item under my app's top-of-screen Mac menu, and this works 
fine if moused. However, it shows an accelerator of command-h and that doesn't work. [...]

Hide and Hide Others are Apple functions, not Gtk ones, so the accelerators only work if 
use-quartz-accelerators is enabled. It isn't by default because it messes up the responder chain for key 
bindings by grabbing the accelerator event before it's passed to Gtk. I suppose the fix is to add 
corresponding GtkActions that call [theApp hide:] and [theApp hideOtherApplications:] to catch the 

Thanks, John. I added a function to gtkosxapplication_quartz.c as follows:

* gtkosx_application_hide:
* @self: The GtkosxApplication object
* Tell OS X to hide the application.
gtkosx_application_hide (GtkosxApplication *self)
 [NSApp hide: self];

and it seems to work fine, when hooked up to command-h in my GTK app.
(I tried just doing [NSApp hide] first but that produced a crash).

Might this be worth adding to the library?

Yes, but a bit differently, so as not to add to the API.

John Ralls

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