On 05-09-2011, at 16:02, Allin Cottrell wrote:
On Mon, 5 Sep 2011, Ignacio Diaz-Emparanza wrote:
> El 05/09/11 15:00, Allin Cottrell escribió:
>> On Mon, 5 Sep 2011, Ignacio Diaz-Emparanza wrote:
>>> (gretl in english downloaded from current CVS and running in
>>> Ubuntu-linux 10.04)
>>> With respect to the GUI, I have seen from some time that the underlined
>>> letters in the menus seems not to work correctly.
>>> They only work for the main menu, but not for subelements of the main
>>> menu. For example, if I press ALT+F the "File" entry is opened, but
>>> pressing on ALT+N the "New data set" entry is not opened (the same
>>> occurs with ALT+ any other).
>> Once you're in the File menu via Alt-F, just press 'N' for new
>> dataset (not Alt-N), and similarly for other menus and
>> entries. This is just how GTK works.
> Umm, ... this behaviour is different as in other programs. For example,
> in Thunderbird or Openoffice in the second stage
> pressing ALT+N (the letter of the submenu) works as well.
I see that you're right. I don't know why that should be. I'll look into it.
I've been experimenting in Ubuntu 10.04 in VirtualBox.
The behaviour of programs seems to vary.
In Firefox you use the Alt+letter to go to a main menu item and then
- you can keep the Alt key depressed and press an underlined letter
- or you can let go of the Alt key and and press an underlined letter.
The Gnome Commander on the other hand wants you to let go of the Alt key when you go for a
submenu item. Nautilus behaves in the same way.
And Gretl of course.
Identical behaviour in Xubuntu 11.04.