Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 984282
Terminal menus no longer keyboard-accessible
Last modified: 2015-02-18 09:00:11 EST
Description of problem:
In Terminal, it is no longer possible to access the menus using the keyboard. For example, in Fedora 18 I could press Alt+E to access the Edit menu and then press P to paste into Terminal. Now in Fedora 19, these no longer work and I have to go use the mouse.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch Terminal
2. press Alt+E
gives an error sound
opens Edit menu
So, first: in Fedora 19 the Terminal package was renamed to xfce4-terminal. Are you using xfce4-terminal? Or do you somehow have an older release "Terminal" package installed?
Next, in preferences->advanced do you have either of the 'menubar access' items checked?
Finally, what theme are you using? If your gtk2 theme doesn't support it, you may not have the menu accelerators I think.
(In reply to Kevin Fenzi from comment #1)
> So, first: in Fedora 19 the Terminal package was renamed to xfce4-terminal.
> Are you using xfce4-terminal? Or do you somehow have an older release
> "Terminal" package installed?
> Next, in preferences->advanced do you have either of the 'menubar access'
> items checked?
> Finally, what theme are you using? If your gtk2 theme doesn't support it,
> you may not have the menu accelerators I think.
It just calls itself "Terminal" in the applications lists (both GNOME and Cinnamon) -- I'd assume it's the normal xfce4-terminal
Edit > Preferences > General: "Enable mnemonics" fixed the problem.
This should be the default setting, as it was in Fedora 18. Those of us who are used to keyboard shortcuts/mnemonics/etc. won't think to go hunting around in menus to turn it on when it's pretty much universal across applications.
What you have there is not xfce4-terminal, it's 'gnome-terminal' :)
A terminal emulator is a very special application. See https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=637530 for the upstream discussion of this change.
I had same issue and I was able to fix this as per Daniel's instructions. Thanks to Daniel.
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