<AWT Dev> [9] Review Request: JDK-8036757 [macosx] Space menu accelerator not rendered correctly

Anthony Petrov anthony.petrov at oracle.com
Thu Mar 6 10:07:45 UTC 2014

Hi Petr,

The fix looks good technically. However, I'm not sure if allowing apps 
to use the Cmd-Space shortcut is a good idea because by default this key 
combination is used to either switch between keyboard layouts, or 
activate the SpotLight. So I think this line has been commented out 
because of Human Interface Guidelines for OS X. I'm not 100% convinced 
we should change that.

Are there other opinions? Mike, what do you think?

best regards,

On 3/6/2014 1:00 PM, Petr Pchelko wrote:
> Hello, AWT Team.
> Please review a one-liner for:
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8036757
> The fix is available at:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~pchelko/9/8036757/webrev/
> I supple this line was commented out because the code is not compilable with it) We should return a
> space character, it will be replaced with a proper ‘Space’ string internally by Cocoa. In case the app
> is bundled the string would even be localized. In non-bundled apps native localization does not work,
> but we can do nothing about it.
> With best regards. Petr.

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