Sort shortcut keys so they work as expected

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Darren Rose
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Sort shortcut keys so they work as expected

Unread post by Darren Rose » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:05 pm

Please, please, please can we sort H&M so that common shortcut keys work - this is something I have asked before but still miss it

For example, just about any app I can think of will exit if you press ALT + F to bring up File menu and then press X - and it has been this way with most apps since time began

But with H&M and HelpXplain it doesn't work as for some reason the shortcut key in the File menu shows Y3 as the shortcut key for Close???!?!

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Surely I can't be the only person to think that certain shortcut keys should be available and common across all apps? I have just sat here and opened 27 different apps on my start menu and every single one of them worked as expected......
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Re: Sort shortcut keys so they work as expected

Unread post by Tim Green » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:51 am

Hi Darren,

From the developers: HM7 still hat the Exit command but it was removed in HM8 to make the file menu less cluttered. Close is actually a different command (closes the project/s). We're going to check through all the default projects, but it's important to know that they are also language-dependent, which complicates matters. :?
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Re: Sort shortcut keys so they work as expected

Unread post by Darren Rose » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:49 pm

Okay, but surely plenty of space on most screens to have Exit still in the File menu - with correct shortcut key..... can't see how one thing will make it cluttered

Just so much easier sometimes to use shortcut keys for common operations, and especially for things like open, save and exit all apps should have same default keys
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