JP Vossen on 19 Jan 2010 20:27:37 -0800

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[PLUG] Gnome and "editable menu shortcut keys"

I learned a really interesting thing last night.  Ever wonder what 
System > Preferences > Appearance > Interface: "editable menu shortcut 
keys" does?  No, me neither.

But it turns out that if you check it, then hover the mouse over a menu 
item is any random Gnome application, then hit a key-combo, you can set 
or change the key binding.  That's *really cool* when you think about 
it, though I found it to be mindbogglingly subtle.

For example, a couple of the tools I use insert a date/time stamp when I 
hit F5 (MS Notepad, Notepad++) and I wanted gedit to do that too.

1) System > Preferences > Appearance > Interface:
	check "editable menu shortcut keys"
2) Run gedit, hover over Edit > Insert Date and Time, press F5
3) System > Preferences > Appearance > Interface:
	Uncheck "editable menu shortcut keys"

I'm pretty sure it only works for Gnome stuff, and I'm pretty sure it's 
actually a Gconf (and thus a never-to-be-sufficiently-accursed 
"Registry") thing.  But still...  (Sorry Ben... :)

How cool is that?

PS--that's how I remapped keys in roxterm...
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