Handling the menu
Thread poster: Eva Gustavsson

Eva Gustavsson  Identity Verified
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Feb 10

Hi!

A small detail: How to use the menu with key commands? I see no underlined letters, not even on pressing Alt. I am using Linux Mint 19.3.

[Edited at 2020-02-10 12:01 GMT]


 

Igor Kmitowski  Identity Verified
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Menu shortcuts Feb 10

Hello Eva,

CafeTran used to have such keyboard accelerators to access the main menus. However, as more and more functions were added, the shortcuts from the menus were assigned for the new actions. You can see lots of keyboard shortcuts next to the menu items to trigger the given action directly, instead of using the mouse to access those items via the main menu.


 

Eva Gustavsson  Identity Verified
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And for browsing the menus? Feb 10

Thank you, Igor. So there is no way to look through the menu searching for menu items without using the mouse? The only way to use the mouse is to learn these given commands by heart?

[Edited at 2020-02-10 13:25 GMT]


 

Igor Kmitowski  Identity Verified
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One click Feb 10

You can browse the menus with the arrow keys after the initial click at any menu.

 

Eva Gustavsson  Identity Verified
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OK Feb 10

Thank you for the information, Igor!

 

Hans Lenting  Identity Verified
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Script the menu? Feb 11

@Eva: Isn’t it possible to script CafeTran’s menu bar and its items with AutoKey?

https://github.com/autokey/autokey/blob/master/README.rst#documentation

https://youtu.be/I9-Rj5P1dq8



[Edited at 2020-02-11 04:56 GMT]


 

Eva Gustavsson  Identity Verified
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Newbie Feb 11

Oh dear, that sounds interesting, but as a more or less complete newbie on Linux, I don't quite understand your kind suggestion ...

 

Hans Lenting  Identity Verified
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I'm not even sure ... Feb 11

Eva Gustavsson wrote:

Oh dear, that sounds interesting, but as a more or less complete newbie on Linux, I don't quite understand your kind suggestion ...


I'm not even sure if it is a relevant answer to your question. I hope that one of the Linux users will chime in.

However, I know from my Unix-like operation system macOS that scripting of the menus is very well possible. Perhaps it can be done (via API or via key sending) on Linux too?

Anyway, I had asked about ALT-letters as mnemonics too:

https://cafetran.freshdesk.com/support/discussions/topics/6000060580

(Didn't receive an answer yet.)


 

Jeremy Amos  Identity Verified
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Autokey is not the answer Feb 14

HI Eva,

Hans, as ever, has got a little carried away.

Autokey is a very useful tool for experienced users (though I'm not sure I'd recommended it for Linux-newbies), but definitively not the answer here.

With lots of coding it could probably offer a flakey solution to this relatively trivial problem. I'm pretty sure that's not what you're looking for.

There are shortcuts for most CafeTran functions. You'll find a list under Edit -> Preferences,
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HI Eva,

Hans, as ever, has got a little carried away.

Autokey is a very useful tool for experienced users (though I'm not sure I'd recommended it for Linux-newbies), but definitively not the answer here.

With lots of coding it could probably offer a flakey solution to this relatively trivial problem. I'm pretty sure that's not what you're looking for.

There are shortcuts for most CafeTran functions. You'll find a list under Edit -> Preferences, then select the Keyboard shortcuts tab.
These are also configurable, so you can set them up to suit your habits if that helps you.

Otherwise, I'm not aware of any better option that using the mouse for the menus.

Cheers,
Jeremy
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Jean Dimitriadis  Identity Verified
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  Feb 14

On my Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution, F10 brings up the Project menu, and arrows can be used to navigate the menu bar items.

Bruno Veilleux
 


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