Accelerator Keys

Robert Morrison orbert at
Tue Apr 24 17:34:10 UTC 2007

I'm on Kubuntu 6.10 with KDE 3.5.5. I'm puzzled by the 
behavior of accelerator keys, which sometimes work and 
sometimes don't. For example, Firefox has a "_T_ools" 
menu which I can get to with alt-t. Kate also has a 
"_T_ools" menu, but alt-t in Kate doesn't work as an 
accelerator; it just puts a "t" into the current document.

It seemed odd that accelerator keys would work in a 
non-KDE-native app and not in a native one. Figured that 
might be a clue, so I looked in the "Keyboard Shortcuts" 
section of System Settings. Couldn't find any assignment 
for alt-t.

Any help appreciated; it would be nice to be able to avoid 
reaching for the mouse so often.

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