Alt keys for menu access do not work

Bug #1391337 reported by Barry Warsaw on 2014-11-10
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Bug Description

After upgrading to Vivid, Terminal no longer accepts any Alt menu shortcuts.

To reproduce, start up Terminal and give it the focus. When you hit and hold Alt, you'll see the application menu show up in the global menu bar, but none of the menus or items have underlines, and all of the Alt shortcuts are non-functional.

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 11:09:58PM -0000, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> Public bug reported:
>
> After upgrading to Vivid, Terminal no longer accepts any Alt menu
> shortcuts.
>
> To reproduce, start up Terminal and give it the focus. When you hit and
> hold Alt, you'll see the application menu show up in the global menu
> bar, but none of the menus or items have underlines, and all of the Alt
> shortcuts are non-functional.

Is Edit→Preferences→“Enable mnemonics” checked or unchecked?

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Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

On Nov 11, 2014, at 09:22 AM, Iain Lane wrote:

>Is Edit→Preferences→“Enable mnemonics” checked or unchecked?

It wasn't, and is now, and the menu bar underlines are back. Is this a new
option? (It wasn't anything I explicitly changed when upgrading from utopic
to vivid.)

Still one small nit: the menu items are still not underlined even though their
alt shortcut works again. E.g. Terminal->Reset and Clear is bound to 'l' (el)
but the 'l' in Clear is not underlined. However Alt-t + l does work again.

Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 03:25:07PM -0000, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Nov 11, 2014, at 09:22 AM, Iain Lane wrote:
>
> >Is Edit→Preferences→“Enable mnemonics” checked or unchecked?
>
> It wasn't, and is now, and the menu bar underlines are back. Is this a new
> option? (It wasn't anything I explicitly changed when upgrading from utopic
> to vivid.)

Don't think so - this version has a migration from GConf to GSettings
for settings storage so the value may have been lost for you there. If
so, that'd be a bug. I'll make a note to try this out.

> Still one small nit: the menu items are still not underlined even though their
> alt shortcut works again. E.g. Terminal->Reset and Clear is bound to 'l' (el)
> but the 'l' in Clear is not underlined. However Alt-t + l does work again.

I think this is a general issue/feature in Unity. For me, the underlines
appear if I press Alt-F, release, then press the down arrow or mouse
over the dropdown. I see the same in other applications too though, for
example Firefox.

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Iain Lane [ <email address hidden> ]
Debian Developer [ <email address hidden> ]
Ubuntu Developer [ <email address hidden> ]

Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

On Nov 11, 2014, at 03:43 PM, Iain Lane wrote:

>Don't think so - this version has a migration from GConf to GSettings
>for settings storage so the value may have been lost for you there. If
>so, that'd be a bug. I'll make a note to try this out.

That could be it. I'd need to set up a utopic vm to check this (since I'm now
on vivid everywhere ;).

>> Still one small nit: the menu items are still not underlined even though
>> their alt shortcut works again. E.g. Terminal->Reset and Clear is bound to
>> 'l' (el) but the 'l' in Clear is not underlined. However Alt-t + l does
>> work again.
>
>I think this is a general issue/feature in Unity. For me, the underlines
>appear if I press Alt-F, release, then press the down arrow or mouse
>over the dropdown. I see the same in other applications too though, for
>example Firefox.

Indeed, the underlines show up if I hit down arrow. That's probably not good
enough though, since the shortcuts are active even before down arrow, thus
they should be underlined when the menu pops up.

Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 03:55:54PM -0000, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> >I think this is a general issue/feature in Unity. For me, the underlines
> >appear if I press Alt-F, release, then press the down arrow or mouse
> >over the dropdown. I see the same in other applications too though, for
> >example Firefox.
>
> Indeed, the underlines show up if I hit down arrow. That's probably not good
> enough though, since the shortcuts are active even before down arrow, thus
> they should be underlined when the menu pops up.

No particular comment other than: please could you file this separately
on Unity?

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Iain Lane [ <email address hidden> ]
Debian Developer [ <email address hidden> ]
Ubuntu Developer [ <email address hidden> ]

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