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"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 :-)


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… ?


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,

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Jun 19 2006 | 6:26 pm

Thanks Peter for your explanations. Very helpful!


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