[ardour-users] feature request: show keyboard bindings in menus

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Aug 8 05:28:09 PDT 2005

On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 20:01 +0800, Renick Bell wrote:
> Could you show the keyboard bindings for all menu items? So that, for

not until we move to gtk2.

the problem with keyboard bindings is that in gtk1, the design really
isn't very friendly towards multi-window applications like ardour. when
you press the space bar to start the transport, it is supposed to do
that no matter which window you are in. the menu/keyboard accelerator
system in gtk1 is built around the idea that there is only 1 window in
which a given binding is effective, and as a result, ardour has to do a
lot of work to build a key handling system. however ...

> example, in the windows menu, Editor had Alt-E listed next to it? This
> would speed up learning the key bindings by lessening the need to go
> back and forth between Ardour and the manual. The same would be useful
> in contextual menus.

absolutely agreed, and it is planned for the 2.0 port to gtk2.

glad you are enjoying the program.


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