Keyboard interaction seems so broken to me the I must be doing something silly.

Simple scenario: <Ctrl>-<Alt>-T and I get a new terminal. I click "Terminal" and "Reset" and the terminal resets. So far, so good.

Same scenario, using only the keyboard: <Ctrl>-<Alt>-T and I get a new terminal. I'd like to access the "Terminal" menu with <Alt>-T, but that doesn't work. If I access it with the mouse, I'd like to trigger "Reset" by typing r. Doesn't work, either. However, if I press a cursor key (up or down), typing r works.

Now, why doesn't <Alt>-T access the "Terminal" menu and why doesn't r run the "Reset" command (without cursor keys to nudge it) and how can I get this very, very, very basic and widely used interaction style to work?

Or to put it another way, I want to "Paste" with <Alt>-E p instead of <shift>-<control>-V. How?


You have to enable the option

Edit → Preferences → General → Activate mnemonics

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Sorry for the spanish, I couldn't get the terminal in english with LC_ALL=C.

  • No worries, Spanish is perfect, as far as I'm concerned, and so is the solution. :) It boggles my mind that a setting like this would even exist, let alone be switched off by default. Anyway, thanks! – Tomislav Nakic-Alfirevic Oct 11 '20 at 8:37

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