Version: (using KDE 4.1.3)
Installed from: Debian stable Packages
As I already wrote here:
konsole lacks the keyboard shorcuts for open the menus.
E.g. in the menu "Edit" one would expect that the letter "E" is underlined and Alt+E would open the menu.
But there are no underlined letters.
This, at least, happens in the Italian translation.
In that topic, people answered me that this is a wanted behaviour. For me, this behaviour is bad: imagine for a minute that your mouse is broken, and you don't remember if there is a particular short cut to open a new "tab", the easiest way would be a shortcut to open the menu. But it does not exist.
(This situation just happened to me ;)
Second observation, notice that inside the menu "Edit" there are several items (e.g. "Copy" and "Insert"), and these item *HAVE* an underlined letter for keyboard access! But that underlined letter is useless, as you don't have a way to open the menu.
Very sorry, please ignore the "second observation". I just realize that "Alt" let you to access the menus. Still, I don't understand what is the conflict in creating shortcuts for the menus.
> For me, this behaviour is bad: imagine for a minute that your mouse is broken,
This is a pretty rare edge case though. Using KDE without a working mouse is possible but would be pretty tough if you're not used to it. A much better reason is just that accessing the menus through the keyboard is probably quicker and more convenient for people who use this feature.
> Still, I don't understand what is the conflict
> in creating shortcuts for the menus.
Any Alt+[Letter] combination may be used by terminal applications and are in practice. At various points in KDE 4's development Konsole had and then did not have menu shortcuts. I got bug reports either way so I think the sensible thing is probably just to provide a setting somewhere.
looks like a duplicate of #154755.
And in KDE-4.7, you can activate the menubar through keyboard shortcut.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 154755 ***