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Re: Semi-unhelpful error message given when trying to (provide 'CUA-mode

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Semi-unhelpful error message given when trying to (provide 'CUA-mode)
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 12:21:35 +0200
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Jan Djärv wrote:

Lennart Borgman skrev:
Jan Djärv wrote:
As far as I know F10 also always works on w32 for activating the menus. However the most usual way on w32 is to use the ALT key. Is that the usual way in Gnome/Gtk+ too?

Most usual depends on what the user do, but keyboard shortcuts for menus, using ALT + some key, are available if the menus are set up like that by the program. Emacs does not.

What is missing in Emacs here? I know from what you told me before that Emacs does not setup accelerator keys for the menus (which at least on w32 are underlined characters). However on w32 this is not needed to activate the menus with ALT. It suffices to just press ALT. (Usually once but sometimes in some apps twice, which I believe is due to somewhat bad handling of accessibility in those programs.)

Oh, you men just pressing ALT and no additional key? That is not used in Gnome/Gtk+. Or any other toolkit or OS I know of either. Must be w32-specific.
Yes, I mean just pressing ALT and then using the arrow keys to navigate in the menus.

Thanks, then I understand a little bit better why my cries for reserving the ALT key for the menus on w32 have fallen unheard here. However on w32 that is very important. Too bad those things are not cross-OS. Does anyone knows if there is something in the accessibility guidelines that says something about this?

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