Gnome terminal - How to reach the menu from keyboard

Asked by oddemirci on 2010-05-10

In general you can reach the menu in any window by hitting Alt + F.

But in gnome-terminal I cannot. Is there a simple way?

Also, is there a way to open a new tab from keyboard?

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Ian Ace (iaculallad) said : #1

Accessing menus using Alt+'Keys' with gnome-terminal works fine with me. I can create new terminal tab with Ctrl+Shift+T.

ian@ian-laptop ~ $ apt-cache policy gnome-terminal
  Installed: 2.29.6-0ubuntu5
  Candidate: 2.29.6-0ubuntu5
  Version table:
 *** 2.29.6-0ubuntu5 0
        500 lucid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


oddemirci (oddemirci) said : #2

But I cannot reach the menu by Alt + keys. For example Alt + F does not open the file menu. Is this a bug or configuration problem?

What you have shown below is the same for me.

(BTW, I just discovered that we can create lots of shortcuts by using Edit => Profile Preferences.)

Ian Ace (iaculallad) said : #3

One factor to consider would be your keyboard configuration layout. Try setting it to default.


Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #4
oddemirci (oddemirci) said : #5

The solution is:

It can be configured. In the Edit => Keyboard Shortcuts, there is an option that says "Enable menu access keys ..."

I don't remember I have changed such an option. So it seems that this is the default config in gnome-terminal.

oddemirci (oddemirci) said : #6

Sam, I was just writing at the moment. I didn't see your answer. Thank you.

oddemirci (oddemirci) said : #7

Thanks Sam, that solved my question.

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #8

> So it seems that this is the default config in gnome-terminal.
Yep, same here, disabled key for menu is default.
If I'd wish to see the menu I'd make a right click into terminal window, because usually I run terminal without any window decorations and acutally never need the menu.

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #9

Typo erratum: actually