Activate the use of Meta|Command|WinFlag key for Mac Menu Accelerators

Bug #1097539 reported by Valerio Aimale on 2013-01-09
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Bug Description

The Meta (or Command or Windows Flag) key is currently not detected as a modifier by Inkscape. This patch allows the use of the Meta key for Mac OS X (and all other platforms)

Related earlier report:
Bug #438603 “[Gtk+/Quartz] Keyboard shortcuts are not mapped to command key”

Valerio Aimale (valerioa) wrote :
su_v (suv-lp) on 2013-01-09
tags: added: gtk-osx shortcuts
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Quick test (OS X package based closely on the instructions in bug #1096996, but without gtk-mac-integration) with 0.48.x r9943 on OS X 10.7.4: the modifier key 'Cmd' seems to work as expected (replacing 'Ctrl') in the customizable keyboard shortcuts, but is omitted everywhere in the GUI where keyboard shortcuts are displayed (menus of the main menubar, context menus, tooltips). Hard-coded shortcuts in the various tool contexts are still using 'Ctrl': e.g. 'Ctrl+H' in the node tool context (to show/hide the handles of selected nodes), or 'Ctrl+drag' with the LBM in the select, rectangle and ellipse tool for constrained scaling, etc.

Any chance this feature could be developed based on current trunk, instead of the stable release branch? Trunk (lp:inkscape) now has configurable keyboard shortcuts (editor in the preferences dialog), and it would be interesting to see whether the additional modifier would be supported there (displayed as well as accepted as input).

description: updated
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

'Cmd+Q' to quit the application does not work: it triggers the (hard-coded AFAIK) 'Quickzoom' feature instead:

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

'Cmd+W' always closes the main application window, even if the focus is in a (docked, undocked or floating) dialog: to close the dialog, one has to use 'Ctrl+W'.

su_v (suv-lp) on 2013-01-17
summary: - Actiavte the use of Meta|Command|WinFlag key for Mac Menu Accelerators
+ Activate the use of Meta|Command|WinFlag key for Mac Menu Accelerators
Andrea Ghensi (andrea-ghensi) wrote :

Would like to see this on next inkscape version!
does the cmd+w and cmd+q behavior occur even when you disable the "enable X11 keyboard equivalents" (don't know if it's the right translation, I'm using italian version). option in X11/Xquartz input preferences?

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2016-03-14
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
su_v (suv-lp) on 2017-01-12
tags: added: gtk-quartz
removed: gtk-osx
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