Key bindings question.

Albert Schueller (
Thu, 13 Apr 2000 14:05:30 -0700

Thu Apr 13 14:05:23 PDT 2000

Hi all,

I like to use the keyboard whenever possible.  In fvwm2 it's easy to
navigate the popup menus with keystrokes as long as you define "hot
keys" when you set up your menus.

I'd like to switch to afterstep since it seems well maintained and
efficient, unlike fvwm which seems to be floundering.  My big hang up is
that I can define "hot keys" on the menus in afterstep, but I can't
figure out how to assign a hot key to a submenu.

Suppose I have the following menu structure:

Start -> Machines -> Bilbo

I'd like to be able to type <F1> to pull up the main menu, "M" to select
the submenu "Machines" and finally "B" to fire up a window on the
machine Bilbo.

This is easy in fvwm, but so far the only thing I've been able to do is
the last part "B" for Bilbo by putting an "&" in front of the "B" in
Bilbo in the title of it's menu entry.

Any help here?


Albert Schueller                                 Department of Mathematics
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