How do I display menu of an application using keyboard shortcut?

E.g. in LibreOffice Calc I'm used to use ALT+f to display menu File or ALT+w to display window files. But these shortcuts are not working and I have to use mouse to hover over the top bar, wait till the menu appear and click - what an annoying process.

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04.

  • 'Alt+...' is working like a charm for me. Maybe you want to see How do I report a bug? Aug 13, 2013 at 14:56
  • OK, I can report a bug, I just want to be sure it cannot be enabled somewhere. Aug 14, 2013 at 6:43

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If you press and hold the Super/Windows key you can see a list of shortcuts (in Ubuntu with Unity). One of them is the one you are looking for:

Alt + F10 : Opens the first menu or, if there is no menu, it opens the first indicator (in the top right corner). When this shortcut doesn't work, try just F10.

  • Alt + F10 works, but it is not the way I prefer. Aug 14, 2013 at 6:44

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