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OPEN  Bug report #620  -  Tools shortcuts do not work ! (they hits menu)
Posted Apr 08, 2014 - updated Jan 05, 2019
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  • Type of issue
    Bug report
  • Status
     
    Confirmed
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  • Posted by
     djay
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  • Category
    Artwork construction
  • Resolution
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  • Priority
    Must fix before next release
  • Targetted for
    icon_milestones.png 1.0
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Issue description
Since Single Windows, most of the tools' shortcuts do not work. Has Alt+Key refer the main menu entries, the tool's shortcuts are bypassed by the menu.

Idea : Why not has Gimp do, change the shortcuts to "key" ?
Steps to reproduce this issue
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#2
Comment posted by
 djay
Apr 26, 10:52
In actual master aec095bec52c7b4385ae39f112e8e3007413c441, even assigning new shortcuts to the tools do not work.

Putting back the Tools menu (global/menu/tools) and so the actions definition (states) solve the issue, and tools shortcuts (not alt-key) can be invocated a branch with global/menu/tools
#3
Comment posted by
 Konstantin Dmitriev
Apr 26, 13:10
Idea : Why not has Gimp do, change the shortcuts to "key" ?


Synfig have an old bug in handling single-key shortcuts. Try to assign "a" key to normal tool. Then you will not be able to type "a" letter when you edit a string-type parameter (i.e. try to do that for "Font Family" parameter of Text Layer).

This bug was fixed by Carlos for 0.64.x, but it come back when we have switched to Single-Window mode.

See also - http://www.synfig.org/issues/thebuggenie/synfig/issues/159
#4
Comment posted by
 Yu Chen
icon_reply.pngApr 29, 06:34, in reply to comment #2


djay wrote:
In actual master aec095bec52c7b4385ae39f112e8e3007413c441, even assigning
new shortcuts to the tools do not work.

Putting back the Tools menu (global/menu/tools) and so the actions
definition (states) solve the issue, and tools shortcuts (not alt-key) can
be invocated
a branch with global/menu/tools


Confused, on OSX, the shortcuts don't work. And I don't think it is a good idea to have a "Toolbox" menu entry as discussed in development mailing list.
#5
Comment posted by
 Yu Chen
Apr 29, 06:36
The shortcut system need to be reworked completely from my point of view.
#7
Comment posted by
 djay
icon_reply.pngAug 31, 15:37, in reply to comment #5
from morevna/gtk3 branch, https://github.com/morevnaproject/synfig/tree/gtk3/ tools shortcut work better ... but still some tools shortcut hit menu accelerator (fill tool <alt-f> and file menu for example)