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    Default GnuCash menu shortcuts

    I'm running OpenSuSE 11.1 with the KDE interface and GnuCash 2.2.7. The GnuCash manual, version 2.0 (the latest, apparently) says:
    GnuCash, as a Gnome application, also allows you to define your
    own menu shortcuts. To define a shortcut, first go to the "Menu and
    Toolbar" preference panel and select the "Editable menu accelerators"
    check box. Then return to GnuCash, click on the menu header and move
    the mouse pointer over the menu item. While the menu item is
    highlighted, press a key or key combination to set the shortcut. You
    should now see your shortcut choice next to the item in the menu. To
    delete a shortcut, press the Delete key while the menu
    item is highlighted. Be careful when setting shortcuts as Gnome does
    no checking on the key values pressed, and you can easily do things
    like set a letter of the alphabet as your shortcut.
    But I can't find the Menu and Toolbar preference panel. There's a Preferences section in the Edit menu, but that has nothing I can see about shortcuts. So how do I set shortcuts, or even see a list of shortcuts that are already there?

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    Default Re: GnuCash menu shortcuts

    Hello pwabrahams,

    I'm running OpenSuSE 11.1 with the KDE interface and GnuCash 2.2.7. The GnuCash manual, version 2.0 (the latest, apparently) says:
    I'm not sure but I think it doesn't work with KDE.
    But I can't find the Menu and Toolbar preference panel.
    I think this is a panel in the GNOME settings.
    GnuCash, as a Gnome application, also allows you to define your
    own menu shortcuts. To define a shortcut, first go to the "Menu and
    Toolbar" preference panel and select the "Editable menu accelerators"
    check box. Then return to GnuCash, click on the menu header and move
    the mouse pointer over the menu item. While the menu item is
    highlighted, press a key or key combination to set the shortcut. You
    should now see your shortcut choice next to the item in the menu. To
    delete a shortcut, press the Delete key while the menu
    item is highlighted. Be careful when setting shortcuts as Gnome does
    no checking on the key values pressed, and you can easily do things
    like set a letter of the alphabet as your shortcut.
    That's why I think it is a GNOME only feature.

    I found a file called accelerator-map in /home/<USER>/.gnucash.
    I tried to add shortcuts by hand, but the file gets recreated every time you start gnucash.

    I hope you find this information helpful.
    Good luck!
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    Default Re: GnuCash menu shortcuts

    The fact that I'm running KDE rather than Gnome seems the likely explanation. I had wondered about that.

    Thanks!

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