OS X context menus

OS X menus do not have mnemonics. They should be removed from the context menus where they appear (e.g. the editor and project pane context menus).

Also, there is an unfamiliar symbol used in the shortcuts in some of the menus. For example, right-click in the editor, and choose "Folding | Expand", there is a symbol I have never seen before between the symbol for the Command key and the Plus sign. What is that? It looks kind of like a keyboard with the space bar highlighted.

PS. I am using build 681.

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Hi Rhywun,

Thanks for the comments!

First, you are right, the Mac applications from Apple to not have the mnemonics in the context menus. However, we think using keyboard is important because it boosts productivity. So we show mnemonics there too to help people memorize the shortcuts for the actions they perform often.
By the way, we are not alone here. Other applications especially the ones oriented for developers show the mnemonics in context menus too.

And about that symbol in the shortcut, This symbol indicates that the next key is pressed on the numeric keyboard. So shortcust for Expand/Collapse are actually ⌘+/⌘-
We'll check if the symbol is really necessary there.

Thanks,
-Eugene

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Thanks for replying! But honestly, I have never seen mnemonics in any application for the Macintosh--except cross-platform programs written in Java where the developer forgot to take them out   I agree the keyboard is important--and that's what shortcuts are for. IMHO mnemonics just add visual clutter. I don't use them in Windows, either.

If you're going to leave them in... is there any way I can remove the underlines myself? Like a config file somewhere?

PS. There is no easy way to simulate a right-click with the keyboard on a Mac.

PPS. That's an interesting way to indicate the number pad. I kind of like it. I don't know if there's any "official" way to do it.

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Sure, I forgot to mention, you can turn the mnemonics off in  Settings -> Appearance.

-Eugene

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If you are referring to "Disable Mnemonics in Menu", yeah I saw that, but it doesn't have any effect on the context menus.

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You're right! Thanks for reporting it.
I filled the bug - http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-34862.

Best regards,
-Eugene

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