Accelerators missing from dialogs in KDE 4.3

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at
Wed Jul 29 16:43:50 BST 2009

Richard Dale wrote:
> I personally think the whole concept is broken of having letters underlined in 
> menu items to denote which key you need to press with alt. And the underlines 
> look really ugly - the Macintosh doesn't have them at all and looks much 
> better. 

How else would you indicate what is the accelerator letter?

> Is there really no better way of invoking menu items from the keyboard than by 
> using alt + 'a fairly random character' ?

Given the size of the set of possible actions at a given menu level, I 
can't think how you could possibly invent something more efficient 
(beyond assigning shortcut keys to everything). And that is impractical 
for dynamic menus.

I don't use accelerators /often/, but when I do I find them to be 
extremely helpful. Generally they are most useful for an action that you 
do frequently, or that you need to do many times on a single occasion.

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