Menu Question

Joe Lewis Wilkins pepetoo at cox.net
Sat Jan 8 21:59:11 EST 2011


Jacqui,

Unfortunately, I haven't always used menubars; If I were to start over, something I don't intend to do at this time, I would. And I DO have Arrow key handlers for card navigation. It's one of my preferred ways of moving around. I'm pretty sure the menuHistory property is going to let me do what I want. Thanks for your suggestions though. Always appreciated.

Joe Lewis Wilkins
Architect & Director of Product Development for GSI
<www.glsysinc.com>







On Jan 8, 2011, at 5:55 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 1/8/11 6:53 PM, Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
>> Hi Jacqui,
>> 
>> Once a menu has been clicked on or opened using Alt/F (for the File
>> Menu) I want to be able to navigate within the menu using the Up and
>> Down Arrow Keys, or go to the next menu with the Right Arrow key.
>> This is a common method used by Window's users. I remember some time
>> back that we could do the same on Macs. I'm not a keyboard person
>> myself, so I'd actually forgotten about this technique.
> 
> If the menu group is set as the stack's menubar, the arrow keys work automatically the way you want without any scripting.If the menu has focus, the arrow keys should work as-is. (I just tried it in a new stack in Windows 7.) You may have some handlers that are interfering. If you have an arrowkey handler, check to see if the target is your menubar group and just pass arrowkey if that's the case.
> 
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