can not access File menu with Alt-F key combo

Bug #251917 reported by Tormod Volden on 2008-07-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Eye of GNOME
Fix Released
eog (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: eog

Steps to reproduce: Start eog and press Alt-F (in English the _File menu has an underscore under the F in File.)
Expected: The File menu should unfold.
Happens: Nothing. Actually if you have an image opened, and it has been zoomed in or out, it will zoom to fit. So it seems the _View -> Zoom to _fit is activated instead.

Workaround: Press Alt-E to unfold the _Edit menu, then the left arrow key.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jul 25 19:17:14 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/eog
Package: eog 2.22.2-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: eog
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

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Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. I can confirm this. The Alt key correctly opens all of the other menus, except for the _File menu (for example, Alt+E correctly opens _Edit)

Changed in eog:
status: New → Confirmed

 This is still an issue in Intrepid. (eog 2.23.6-0ubuntu1)

Changed in eog:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in eog:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in eog:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in eog:
status: New → Fix Released

From upstream:

"This was the ScrollView taking over the keypress. Should be fixed now.

2008-08-17 Felix Riemann <>

        * src/eog-scroll-view.c: (display_key_press_event): Don't let
        EogScrollView handle Alt+Key combos to avoid interferences with
        the menubar shortcuts. Fixes bug #548079.
This problem has been fixed in the development version. The fix will be
available in the next major software release. Thank you for your bug report."

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug has been fixed upstream now

Changed in eog:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package eog - 2.23.90-0ubuntu1

eog (2.23.90-0ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (LP: #259429)
    Misc improvements/fixes:
    - Build system improvements (Felix Riemann, Paul, Tom Parker)
    Bug fixes:
    - #547302, eog trunk needs gtk >= 2.13.1 not 2.11.6 (Tom Parker)
    - #547566, eog crashed with SIGSEGV in eog_thumbnail_load()
     (Felix Riemann) (LP: #256469)
    - #548079, can not access File menu with Alt-F key combo
      (Felix Riemann) (LP: #251917)
    - #548202, in the plugins, move $(EOG_LIBS) from libwhatever_la_LDFLAGS
      to libwhatever_la_LIBADD (Paul)

 -- Pedro Fragoso <email address hidden> Tue, 19 Aug 2008 15:01:17 +0100

Changed in eog:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in eog:
importance: Unknown → Low
Alan Horkan (horkana) wrote :

They broke it again. Ubuntu 11.04
EOG version 2.32.1 junks the file menu entirely. (Quite probably from a misreading of an old Gnome Guideline that explains how task based applications that do not work with files do not need to have a file menu, but Images are files.)

It is a less memorable keybinding.
This hurts consistency.

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