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At 20:22 25/07/2016 -0400, Kevin O'Brien wrote:
I was trying to assist a blind user with something, and he cannot use a mouse, so I was trying to do it all with keyboard shortcuts. I ran into a problem when two menu items have the same shortcut. According to the Appendix of the Writer Guide, the answer is to press the shortcut combination a second time to move to the second instance, but when I did that the selection did not move at all. Once it got to the first instance of, for example, Alt+d, it stayed on it no matter how many times I pressed it.

Did I miss something here? I thought the guide was clear, and it seemed like a sensible solution, but I could not get it to work.

I'm not sure anyone can help without knowing which menu items you are having problems with. But here's an idea. Once you have opened a menu using Alt+character, you are in a different mode and, although Alt+character usually works to select individual menu items, you need use only the plain character. For example, Save in the File menu can be reached by Alt+F, Alt+S - but more easily by Alt+F, S.

Once you have reached the relevant menu (using Alt), does pressing plain D twice achieve what you need?

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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