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During the community meetings of the LibreOffice conference there was a
discussion of accelerator keys in menus and how duplicate use of the same
accelerator key causes accessibility issues. It can be hard when
translating to know if a string is duplicated in a menu or not so I noted
that there are some accessibility checkers that check the menus of programs
for such issues. And promised to send a note here stating what checkers

After thinking a bit about it I instead decided to write a small tool in
basic that uses the accessibility interfaces to traverse the menus and
print a report in Writer. This makes it possible to run from Linux, Windows
and even on Mac. You'll find some more information on how to use the tool
in the document below (also containing the relevant macros).

For the time being you can download the macros from:

There are some issues such as the tool can't reach submenus that has been
deactivated. But for now this will probably do for most of you.


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