Pressing Alt key does not underline mnemonics

Bug #689179 reported by Dylan McCall on 2010-12-12
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This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
AppMenu GTK+
Fix Released
High
Ted Gould
Application Menu Indicator
Fix Released
High
Ted Gould
DBus Menu
Fix Released
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?)

Related branches

lp:~unity-team/unity/panel-fixes-2011-03-17
Merged into lp:unity at revision 967
Jay Taoko (community): Approve on 2011-03-17
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
nqzero (nqzero) wrote :

when you activate a menu (either by clicking it or using the mnemonic) the menu pops up but the mnemonics aren't underlined until a menu item is highlighted (eg, by moving the mouse over the window or using the arrow keys to navigate thru the menu). the mnemonics should underline as soon as the menu pops up

ubuntu 14.04 with unity

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