Ubuntu

Pressing Alt key does not underline mnemonics

Reported by Dylan McCall on 2010-12-12
56
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
AppMenu GTK+
High
Ted Gould
Application Menu Indicator
High
Ted Gould
DBus Menu
High
Ted Gould
Unity
High
Neil J. Patel
Unity Foundations
High
Ted Gould
unity-2d
High
Unassigned
indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu)
High
Ted Gould
Natty
High
Ted Gould
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Neil J. Patel
Natty
High
Neil J. Patel

Bug Description

Binary package hint: indicator-appmenu

When I hold the Alt key, mnemonic characters should be underlined. For example, the F in the File menu title should be underlined because pressing F will open said menu. This is not happening with indicator-appmenu.

(In addition, only Alt+F seems to open anything. Is that another bug, or have I just forgotten the conventional shortcuts for the other menus?)

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-12-12
Changed in indicator-appmenu:
status: New → Confirmed
David Barth (dbarth) on 2010-12-17
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
David Barth (dbarth) on 2010-12-17
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
milestone: none → 3.4
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in indicator-appmenu:
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Karl Lattimer (karl-qdh)
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → natty-alpha-2
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → natty-alpha-2
tags: added: keyboard
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-01-14
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Natty):
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu Natty):
assignee: nobody → Karl Lattimer (karl-qdh)
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-01-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4 → 3.6
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: none → 3.6
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-01-21
Changed in indicator-appmenu:
assignee: Karl Lattimer (karl-qdh) → Ted Gould (ted)
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu Natty):
assignee: Karl Lattimer (karl-qdh) → Ted Gould (ted)
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2011-01-25
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu Natty):
milestone: natty-alpha-2 → natty-alpha-3
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Natty):
milestone: natty-alpha-2 → natty-alpha-3
Changed in unity-2d:
importance: High → Medium
importance: Medium → High
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 3.6 → 3.8
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-02-07
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.6 → 3.4.4
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-02-17
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4.4 → 3.4.6
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Adding the dbusmenu project & the 'parser' tag for the bug to show up on the appmenu shortlist

tags: added: parser
Kalle Valo (kvalo) on 2011-02-22
Changed in dbusmenu:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-24
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4.6 → 3.6
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This is a bug fix, can happen after FF, and isn't a release blocker.

Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu Natty):
milestone: natty-alpha-3 → none
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Natty):
milestone: natty-alpha-3 → none
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.6 → 3.6.2
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 3.8 → none
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-03-07
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.6.2 → 3.6.4
Ted Gould (ted) on 2011-03-07
Changed in dbusmenu:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in appmenu-gtk:
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Ted Gould (ted)
Changed in indicator-appmenu:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in appmenu-gtk:
importance: Undecided → High
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in dbusmenu:
assignee: nobody → Ted Gould (ted)
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Adding the bug on the unity-foundations radar

Changed in unity-foundations:
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.04-beta-1
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Ted Gould (ted)
Ted Gould (ted) on 2011-03-09
Changed in indicator-appmenu:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-10
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.6.4 → 3.6.6
Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

May I add "_show_ global menus with mnemonics underlined" request? Currently the global menu appears only _after_ you press Alt+F (File) or any valid keybinding, could be good show menus on Alt press.

 status confirmed

Yes, the goal is to show the menus (with shortcuts underlined) on Alt.

Mark

Changed in appmenu-gtk:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

It seems to work already in Unity 2D.

Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Ted Gould (ted) on 2011-03-14
Changed in appmenu-gtk:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in indicator-appmenu:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Ted Gould (ted) on 2011-03-14
Changed in unity-foundations:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote :

Love to see a fix-released that fast, but I can still reproduce the bug
in at least gnome-terminal, gedit, and firefox :-(

Is the update just not built yet?

Mark

David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

There is still a missing Unity part to it.

Changed in unity-foundations:
milestone: unity-3.8.0-beta → unity-3.6.6
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-03-17
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-17
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.6.6-0ubuntu1

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unity (3.6.6-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - drag and drop from dash to launcher issues (LP: #727675)
    - unity-panel-service crashed in g_type_class_meta_marshal (LP: #727788)
    - Dash: first-use text entry does not work until Alt-F2 version is used
      (LP: #735342)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance_is_a()
      (LP: #734721)
    - drag from dash to launcher (LP: #662616)
    - Dash - Create single widget for Dashboard (LP: #683729)
    - [FFe] Recently installed applications should be easy to run
      (LP: #670403)
    - Pressing Alt key does not underline mnemonics (LP: #689179)
    - indicator-appmenu breaks Alt accelerator keys (LP: #663030)
    - can't pin KTouch to the launcher (LP: #693755)
    - Unity paints multiple times with multi-screen (LP: #727116)
    - unitymtgrabhandles crashes when no key is set (LP: #727144)
    - SIGSEGV in PlaceEntryHome::SetSearch (LP: #731927)
    - [launcher] New Default favorites (LP: #714707)
    - Dash: Alt-F2 Pressing enter on the dash can start the first entry of the
      second group from the history (LP: #734738)
    - Dash: keyboard arrow navigation disappears off bottom (LP: #735347)
    - Increase the size of the top left Launcher reveal area from 1px to a 3px
      by 3px square (LP: #736034)
    - [dash] scrollbar's clickable zone should extend to the right border of
      the dash border (LP: #651398)
    - Launcher - Replace Dash lens Launcher icons with updated versions
      (LP: #676613)
    - NuxUtilAccessible requires to implement support to key event listeners
      (LP: #702672)
    - launcher icons dnd doesn't behave correctly when the dash is in use
      (LP: #708885)
    - Keyboard-navigation: highlight stays after losing focus (LP: #713632)
    - Implement AtkComponent for ATK objects in the panel service
      (LP: #715297)
    - Super shortcuts for application place and worskspace swither conflicts
      with compiz keys (LP: #723273)
    - Use DeeIndex instead of strcmp in PlaceEntryHome (LP: #724886)
    - [dash] text cursor not vertically centred in the entry (LP: #724927)
    - Moving cursor in dash text entry field causes cursor artifacts
      (LP: #725493)
    - Missing "children_changed" event emission from the atk support
      (LP: #727137)
    - Typing should immediately search; focusing the search field is fiddly
      (LP: #727295)
    - "Find Internet Apps", "Browse the Web", and "Check Mail" are scattered
      in default Dash (LP: #729009)
    - Press-holding on a icon in the Launcher should de-couple the icon and
      enable the user to reorder the icon vertically without leaving the
      Launcher. (LP: #727922)
    - "Shortcuts" heading in Dash seems pointless (LP: #729000)
    - intellihide is incompatible with totem fullscreen / Still some false
      positive on ws switch (LP: #730679)
    - Launcher - provide visual design for launcher keyboard navigation
      (LP: #702490)
    - Dash - Update the 'Shortcuts' dash home icon (LP: #689763)
    - The Unity panel service Does not connect to the
      INDICATOR_OBJECT...

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Changed in unity (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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