Activity log for bug #1113420

Date Who What changed Old value New value Message
2013-02-02 12:24:40 Dražen Lučanin bug added bug
2013-07-15 13:01:38 Launchpad Janitor nautilus (Ubuntu): status New Confirmed
2014-05-25 14:43:12 Dan Christensen bug added subscriber Dan Christensen
2014-06-12 16:10:30 Tristan Nakagawa bug added subscriber Tristan Nakagawa
2014-07-15 22:19:30 ngsupb bug added subscriber ngsupb
2014-08-04 21:42:00 Adam bug added subscriber Adam
2015-03-05 04:00:17 midopa bug added subscriber midopa
2015-11-02 15:09:50 Bert Vermeulen bug task added unity
2015-11-02 15:21:10 Bert Vermeulen bug added subscriber Bert Vermeulen
2015-11-13 00:56:08 Rodrigo unity: status New Confirmed
2015-11-13 00:56:16 Rodrigo unity (Ubuntu): status New Confirmed
2015-11-13 00:58:56 Rodrigo tags amd64 apport-bug quantal amd64 apport-bug desktop-bugscrub-triaged quantal
2015-11-13 01:05:12 Rodrigo description I find the <alt> key ergonomically very useful (it can be pressed with a thumb without moving any of the "letter" fingers) and I would like to use it for many custom keyboard shortcuts (there is a reason why it plays such a big role in Emacs and the whole OS X for that matter). Currently, though, <alt> is hardcoded to activate window menu entries (such as <alt>+F for the file menu, <alt>+E for the edit menu) and there is no way to surpass this functionality in all the applications. Personally, I find these shortcuts quite useless - they take you to "copy", "paste", and "open file" which have standard shortcuts anyway (with the exception of preferences, which for some reason don't have a standardized shortcut even though that's often the only thing a person looks for up there). Expected behaviour ----------------------------- What I would like to see is a global option to disable these alt+<key> menu shortcuts to free up the <alt> key for other uses (similar to the option already available in gnome-terminal, only global). Preferably, activating this option would also remove the first-letter underlining in the menu to indicate to users that they can't acess it through shortcuts. (I marked nautilus for apport to collect my version numbers, but this affects most applications - didn't know what the right target is) ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10 Package: nautilus 1:3.5.90.really.3.4.2-0ubuntu4.1 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-23.35-generic 3.5.7.2 Uname: Linux 3.5.0-23-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu10 Architecture: amd64 Date: Sat Feb 2 13:22:32 2013 ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'931x626+1+80'" b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'start-with-status-bar' b'true' InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-10-19 (106 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5) MarkForUpload: True SourcePackage: nautilus UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) I find the <alt> key ergonomically very useful (it can be pressed with a thumb without moving any of the "letter" fingers) and I would like to use it for many custom keyboard shortcuts (there is a reason why it plays such a big role in Emacs and the whole OS X for that matter). Currently, though, <alt> is hardcoded to activate window menu entries (such as <alt>+F for the file menu, <alt>+E for the edit menu) and there is no way to surpass this functionality in all the applications. Personally, I find these shortcuts quite useless - they take you to "copy", "paste", and "open file" which have standard shortcuts anyway (with the exception of preferences, which for some reason don't have a standardized shortcut even though that's often the only thing a person looks for up there). Expected behaviour ----------------------------- What I would like to see is a global option to disable these alt+<key> menu shortcuts to free up the <alt> key for other uses (similar to the option already available in gnome-terminal, only global). Preferably, activating this option would also remove the first-letter underlining in the menu to indicate to users that they can't acess it through shortcuts. To reproduce: ----------------------------- - in Unity settings -> keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers change the "Launch terminal" shortcut to ALT+T - hit <alt>-t, new terminial pops up - start Thunderbird or Okular, both of which have a "Tools" menu - note <alt>-t now opens the Tools menu - kill the application - hit <alt>-t, nothing happens (I marked nautilus for apport to collect my version numbers, but this affects most applications - didn't know what the right target is) ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10 Package: nautilus 1:3.5.90.really.3.4.2-0ubuntu4.1 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-23.35-generic 3.5.7.2 Uname: Linux 3.5.0-23-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu10 Architecture: amd64 Date: Sat Feb 2 13:22:32 2013 ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus GsettingsChanges:  b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'931x626+1+80'"  b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'start-with-status-bar' b'true' InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-10-19 (106 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5) MarkForUpload: True SourcePackage: nautilus UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
2015-11-16 22:25:46 Rodrigo tags amd64 apport-bug desktop-bugscrub-triaged quantal amd64 apport-bug desktop-bugscrub-triaged quantal shortcut
2015-11-26 19:17:41 Perrinel Matthieu bug added subscriber Perrinel Matthieu
2015-12-21 02:11:05 Tian Yong bug added subscriber Hass
2016-10-06 13:01:29 Jeff bug added subscriber Jeff
2017-01-11 06:27:34 Sebastock bug added subscriber Sebastock
2017-07-04 05:25:29 lawcox bug added subscriber lawcox
2017-09-15 14:53:03 Joshua Bearden bug added subscriber Joshua Bearden
2017-11-09 22:02:10 grisfer bug added subscriber grisfer
2018-07-06 22:51:31 grisfer removed subscriber grisfer