Comment 3 for bug 10905

Right. So no hotkeys or function keys work when a menu or applet is down and it is a design choice. I personally don't think that leaving it at that is really the optimal solution.

I can't think of any of the hotkeys in question being used in the menus, but I'll accept that it is possible. Wouldn't the better solution be to allow global hotkeys, but to give priority to the menu/applet if any of them happen to set Fn+PrntScrn etc as a shortcut?