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in the previous releases of ubuntu menu items were underlined by default so i didnt have to press Alt to show them. however in maverick one has to press Alt to view them. how can i set ubuntu to show underlined menu items by default? is there a setting in gconf-editor?

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As per Ubuntu bug 403691, try editing your .gtkrc and adding:

gtk-auto-mnemonics = 0

The .gtkrc file to edit will either be in ~/.config/gtk-2.0/gtkrc or your current theme's gtkrc, e.g. /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc.

I'm guessing you need to log out and back in for it to take effect.

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thanks a lot. but i think it was rather an annoying feature than a bug :) – sterz Jan 25 '11 at 1:31
This does not only underlines menu items but also keyboard shortcuts in the dialog boxes. – Alexandre Jasmin Mar 14 '11 at 0:25

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