"Text" as umenu entry

    Jun 19 2006 | 10:17 am
    When I use the string "Text" in umenu, the object will show a keyboard shortcut (alt-command N) on the right. Somehow Max seems to confuse the umenu entry with its own menu (File->New->Text).

    • Jun 19 2006 | 12:32 pm
      Hi Georg,
      the alt+command + N is one of my shortcut system (which modify the application shortcuts). I've seen that strange behavior in the umenu, and I've really no idea why this happens... But anyway, it's harmless :-)
      Best, ej
    • Jun 19 2006 | 2:51 pm
      Yes, that's strange. And also:
      (1)/w --> [prepend append] --> umenu
      displays a shortcut but it is grayed out... ?
      Best, Philippe
    • Jun 19 2006 | 3:57 pm
      On 19-Jun-2006, at 16:51, Philippe GRUCHET wrote:
      > (1)/w
      Not very strange;-
      Left-parentheses and slash are treated by the Mac OS API as meta- characters, disabling the menu item and generating the command-key shortcut, respectively.
      Many people have been disappointed that only a subset of the meta- characters handled by Mac OS are supported by umenu. You seem to have stumbled upon both of them by accident.
      I don't know of a workaround other than avoiding these characters, sorry.
      -- P.
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    • Jun 19 2006 | 6:26 pm
      Thanks Peter for your explanations. Very helpful!
      Bye, PG --