Prevent "Alt+<key>" entering special character in find dialogue on Mac?

Hi,

this is behaviour I've picked up from my use of IDEA on Windows/Linux, so perhaps it's a case of user error - you decide.

So what I do is bring up the Find in Path dialog, enter some text in the text field, then I might refine my criteria by choosing a file mask or the fileset to be searched. I'm a keyboard guy, so I'll press Alt-M or Alt-P for example.

But on Mac OS X this means that a special character is entered into the text field.

If I then hit enter without noticing it tells me no results!

Is there a way to prevent the the Alt- entering special characters? Or is my use of Alt-]]> incorrect?

Cheers,
Maurice

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No. But on the Mac mnemonics are not recommended ("they could confuse
users"). IMHO it looks like a bug in Apple's Java version.

Tom


Maurice wrote:

Hi,

this is behaviour I've picked up from my use of IDEA on Windows/Linux, so perhaps it's a case of user error - you decide.

So what I do is bring up the Find in Path dialog, enter some text in the text field, then I might refine my criteria by choosing a file mask or the fileset to be searched. I'm a keyboard guy, so I'll press Alt-M or Alt-P for example.

But on Mac OS X this means that a special character is entered into the text field.

If I then hit enter without noticing it tells me no results!

Is there a way to prevent the the Alt-<key> entering special characters? Or is my use of Alt-<key> incorrect?

Cheers,
MauriceOr is my use of Alt-<key> incorrect?

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