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

Anthony Petrov anthony.petrov at oracle.com
Thu Mar 6 10:10:55 UTC 2014

Well, I see that shortcuts don't always involve the Command key, so 
probably the fix is okay. I'm just throwing out my concern in case 
someone knows the real reason behind the previously commented-out line.

best regards,

On 3/6/2014 2:07 PM, Anthony Petrov wrote:
> 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,
> Anthony
> 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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