Originally Posted by Gilletarom
At first, there are more than two years I was gone on the idea that the characters "&" which some would appear in items used to define keyboard shortcuts.
In reality, it is their role? it is important to put in translations?
This is their role: The & assigns the accelerator key. The letter following the & will be the accelerator and the & character itself is hidden. With the menu open
, menu items with an accelerator key can be accessed by holding down Alt and pressing the corresponding letter.
But, "in reality" I totally admit to not having put in any accelerator keys in any of the menu items I edited.
1. I never ever used accelerators except when trying to operate a computer with a broken mouse.
2. I have never seen a single
person except myself using them in any circumstance (including many many useability studies and GUI design focus groups)
3. Usually in applications which has a pulldown menu bar you can call down the top level menus with their accelerators, like Alt-F for the File menu etc. We don't have a menu bar, and we don't have a hot-key to show the popup menu to start with, which makes the whole concept
inapplicable in OpenCPN
...so the answer is no, I don't think it's important