Request for review: 7144063: [macosx] Swing JMenu mnemonic doesn't work; hint misleading; cross symbol typed

Scott Kovatch scott.kovatch at
Fri Feb 17 09:28:41 PST 2012

I haven't applied your patch, but I noticed this too. Looks like we need another bug for that. 

The right arrow 'works' in that the cursor gets moved ahead one character, but then the input method immediately deletes the character and replaces it with the new candidate character.

-- Scott

On Feb 17, 2012, at 8:55 AM, Alexander Zuev wrote:

> Thanks Leonid,
>  with this option it works - kind of strange - but the same way with or without my fix. It is possible to
> select variant from popup using mouse and numbers and with arrows - that's a little bit different
> story - for some reason left arrow (but not right one) being also translated to the TextArea so cursor
> starts moving and we will have that letter inserted in the wrong place.
>  However this is not being affected by my fix - it works the same way with or without it.
> With best regards,
> Alex
> On 2/17/12 16:13, Leonid Romanov wrote:
>> Try this in terminal window:
>> defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true
>> On 17.02.2012, at 17:54, Alexander Zuev wrote:
>>> On 2/16/12 19:15, Mike Swingler wrote:
>>>> One more to try: "press-and-hold" in Lion: if you hold down the "e" key, and then use the mouse, arrow keys, or number keys to select the variant.
>>> Looks like i need a step-by-step instruction here - i were unable to do it in TextEdit app on 10.7.3 machine with any language that has variants of 'e' letter. Once i hold down the e it starts autorepeating. Moving mouse or using arrow keys do not help much. Any option i have to turn on for that?
>>> With best regards,
>>> Alex

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