Hotkeys and user interface

John Ralls jralls at
Mon Sep 3 13:07:29 EDT 2012

On Sep 3, 2012, at 9:38 AM, Bob Brush III <bobbrush3 at> wrote:

>> method of Alt-A, release Alt, P seems convoluted, and clicking the menu item
> I'm not sure if this will work for Mac or Win, but under Linux hot keys
> can be created or re designated, which is very helpful for getting
> things done in an efficient way!
> open a terminal and type:
> gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface can-change-accels true
> exit, close everything, log out, and back in again.  Now when you open GnuCash,
> if you hover the mouse over any of the menu selections, you can type a shortcut 
> combination, and it will "stick".  When you exit your options will be saved to
> ~/.gnucash/accelerator-map and you can edit by hand if you want, just don't try
> while GnuCash is running, or it will overwrite your changes on exit.

The accelerator map can indeed be edited on Windows or Mac (where it's ~/Library/Application Settings/Gnucash/acclerator-map). The ability to change accelerators from the GUI works only in Linux AFAIK.

John Ralls

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