Patch for guide file "ch_basics.xml"

John Ralls jralls at
Wed Oct 13 23:27:54 EDT 2010

On Oct 13, 2010, at 1:38 PM, jh wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 17:56 +0200, Geert Janssens wrote:
>> @@ -827,17 +830,22 @@
>> This section talks about custom shortcuts. I am not 100% sure, but I don't 
>> think this is still possible with "recent" gnome versions. There exists still 
>> a control panel for Keyboard shortcuts [1], but it can't be used to change 
>> application shortcuts. I haven't found a gnome tool to do so easily. And even 
>> if such a tool still exists, I think it's outside the scope of a GnuCash 
>> manual to explain the exotic uses of the gnome desktop. So in my opinion this 
>> section is perhaps best removed altogether.
> Hi,
> AFAIK, this functionality is now located in the file: 
> .gnucash/accelerator-map
> It seems to me, that this can be edited by the user.
> Perhaps a programmer could comment on this.

Yes, the accelerator map can be edited (though I've hijacked it a bit for OSX so that editing it won't actually change anything there. There's a different file buried in the bundle that over-rides the one in the user directory.) There are also key bindings, which can be configured by the gtkrc file. 

It's difficult to explain without getting into a lot of Gtk implementation detail which is likely to glaze the eyes of anyone not familiar with Gtk.

John Ralls

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