[Users] Why can't I use d as a hotkey :p:

Thomas C. Hicks paradox at pobox.com
Sun May 20 03:08:19 CEST 2012

On Sat, 19 May 2012 19:05:37 -0400
Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm using Claws 3.7.9, after just upgrading from Ubuntu 11.04 + Gnome
> 2 to Ubuntu 11.10 + Xfce. Before, I had been using the keystroke d as
> the hotkey to move to trash, and I really liked it that way. Now I
> can no longer use d. I can use x, or pretty much any other unused
> keystroke, as a hotkey for "move to trash", but when I hover the
> "move to trash" selection on the menu, and press the d key, instead
> of recording the keystroke it acts like I pressed Enter and just goes
> ahead and terminates the menu, and then moves the item to the trash.
> It does this if I hover the "reply" menu selection also. It's as if,
> somewhere deep in the system, there's still some sort of a link from
> the d key to "move to trash", but it's not available on the menu. If
> I press the d key without hovering a menu, nothing happens.
> I looked throughout the menu hierarchy and see no item with d as a
> hotkey. I used a file manager to view all the likely candidates in
> $HOME/.claws-mail but could find no file storing hotkeys.
> What would be my next step in figuring out how to assign d to "move to
> trash?"
> Thanks
> SteveT
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I am having my own troubles with hotkeys (and other things) today after
an upgrade.  I can share that the $HOME/.claws-mail/menurc file stores
entries for hotkey definitions if that helps.


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