On Mon, 9 Jun 2008 11:39:01 -0400, Paul Bartells <paul.bartells@TXU.COM>
>This is really a basic question, but one I've not been able to find the
>answer to, either in SAS Online Documentation or on SAS-L. It might be
>there, but it doesn't show up in the searches I've done. I have no doubt
>that this forum will yield the answer.
>Basically, the question is this: I'm running x-windows display manager
>session on a Unix system. I want to be able to access the pull-down menus
>with keystrokes instead of using the mouse. The menus appear to have
>hotkeys or shortcuts, but what is the key combination to open the Edit
>pull-down menu, for example? On Windows, it's ALT-E. Try that in x-
>windows, and it does nothing.
It sounds like you're running x-windows out of an emulator - for example,
here we use reflection. If so, there are a couple of possiblities.
The easiest one first - a lot of times emulators see the two alt keys as
two different keys - one alt key is reserved for windows, the other alt key
for the x-windows client. In my case, for example, the left alt signals
windows, right alt key signals x-windows. So, if I were in DM, and I wanted
the File menu, I would hold down the right alt key and F simulaneously,
voila up comes the file menu. R<alt>FO brings up the open ...
The next easiest scenario is that you have to change a setting in the
emulator. So, once again, in my case I right click the (hidden icon) client
mgr and choose settings. A list of settings appear, I look for keyboard
related settings and with any luck it's one of simply clicking the right
box (in my case clicking the reserve left alt for windows), applying, and
living happily ever after.
There's a third (and probably more) possibility - remapping your keyboard,
but let's put that bridge off until we've crossed it.
I've used my emulator as an example - most of them have similar functions -
you just have to find them.