[GNC] Mnemonics Tip for GnuCash 3 users

Chris Good goodchris96 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 20:15:14 EDT 2018

GnuCash 3 uses GTK3. GTK Mnemonics are underlined characters in a label,
used for keyboard navigation. Examples of labels which may include a
mnemonic are the text on a button, the label of a field, and the text in a
menu line. The mnemonic is activated by pressing the mnenomic activator key
(Alt for Linux and Windows, Command (I think) for MacOS) at the same time as
the underlined character.


Since GTK 3.10 the underlines of the mnenomics are only visible after
pressing the mnenomic activator key.


The way this works doesn't seem to be well documented, but give it a go and
you'll soon see the keyboard shortcuts that were always visible in GnuCash
versions before 3.


Regards, Chris Good


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