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Word on the street is that "gtk-enable-mnemonics" has been deprecated since version 3.10, and I am not at all sure how to get my application to display mnemonics.

They will only display if I press the alt key.

Please see here:

I have tried everything suggested in this article in regards to settings.ini, switching the bool to the opposite:


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I think I was changing the wrong theme. Oops.

Steps followed.


Change from: gtk-auto-mnemonics = 0 <---- Disabled

Change to: gtk-auto-mnemonics = 1 <---- Enabled

In GTK3 change in settings.ini: /usr/share/themes/CURRENT_THEME_NAME/gtk3.0/settings.ini

In GTK2 change in gtkrc: /usr/share/themes/CURRENT_THEME_NAME/gtk2.0/gtkrc

But make sure it is the correct/current theme.

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