Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

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hellen_dorandt89
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Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by hellen_dorandt89 »

Hello, just another very happy user of the new everything alpha (1.5).
I really like the minimal approach to UI and the new excellent abity to hide the menubar.
Can we just get a hotkey to toggle menubar visibility? please? thank you :]
NotNull
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by NotNull »

Support++ (I have the menu hidden too)

You can attach a keyboard shortcut to most menu-entries (Menu:Tools > Options > Keyboard), but toggling the menu isn't one of them.
Would be nice if that got added.


Workaround for now:
- Right-click the title bar and select View > Menu (bet you knew this already)
- Press 'ALT + SPACE' , V, 'ENTER' (assuming English menu items; V = View)
hellen_dorandt89
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by hellen_dorandt89 »

Hey Thank you for the prompt reply. I will use your suggestion for now then. Thanks!
void
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by void »

I will add a keyboard shortcut to toggle the menubar in the next alpha update.

Thank you for your suggestion.
hellen_dorandt89
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by hellen_dorandt89 »

This is wonderfull news. Looking forward to it.
Thank you for all the excellent work you put into this excellent software!
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1306 adds a command to toggle the menubar.

To set a keyboard shortcut to toggle the menubar:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Keyboard tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show commands containing, type in: menu
  • Select View | Menu.
  • Click Edit....
  • Press your new keyboard shortcut and click OK.
  • Click OK.
hellen_dorandt89
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by hellen_dorandt89 »

Hey that is great news! Cant wait to get home and to try this! Thanks so much for being so quick to implement this!
raccoon
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by raccoon »

I'm pondering hiding the menu bar myself as an experiment, but. When Firefox eliminated the menu bar, they made it so pressing the Alt key would auto-show it and activate the menu accelerators. I have a couple other programs that behave this way too. Right now, hiding the menu bar in Everything disables menu accelerators, and doesn't auto-show the menu bar. I do need the menu accelerators to work when pressing Alt+V or Alt+S for instance.

Any chance we could add this behavior? Either as a hidden option and/or the default behavior?

(It's possible the OP wouldn't need a hotkey to toggle the menubar if this were the behavior.)
NotNull
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by NotNull »

I would like that too (even suggested exactly the same thing long time ago).

Firefox (and Notepad++ e.a.) have a dual mode:
- Pressing 'ALT +F' opens the previously hidden menu and focuses the 'File' entry (English localization) and expands it.
- Pressing 'ALT' focuses the first menu entry. Pressing for example a 'T' focuses the Tools menu and expands it.

Either one would work (for me)



Another option would be to focus the menu bar after un-hiding it, but that goes against the original hide/unhide meaning imo.
Luckily all menu entries are still accessible through hotkeys, like CTRL+P to access the options.
raccoon
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by raccoon »

mIRC is another one that lets you hide the menu bar. And auto-showing + accelerators when pressing Alt is the only behavior it supports.
void
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by void »

I have put on my TODO list: ALT = show menu.

Thank you for the suggestion.
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

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raccoon wrote: Fri Apr 15, 2022 3:44 am mIRC is another one that lets you hide the menu bar. And auto-showing + accelerators when pressing Alt is the only behavior it supports.
... beside right-clicking the title bar (like Everything).
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1310a improves the menu bar.

The menu bar will now be shown when the ALT key is pressed.
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Re: Hotkey to toggle Menubar please!

Post by NotNull »

Very nice!!
Even the hotkey I configured for View => Menu (v1310: Menu Bar; better!) was removed automatically.

Big improvement (for me). Thanks!
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