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Derek Read

Reply to: Keyboard Shortcuts for XMetaL 9.0?

Starting with version 8 we incorporated a new menu library from Microsoft. It does not implement an underlining feature for the menus. If Microsoft releases an updated version that includes the underlining feature we will likely update our software to include it.

The keyboard shortcut Alt+S was chosen to activate the “XMetaL Services” feature in XMetaL Author version 8. This is an undocumented feature and therefore seldom used, except perhaps in cases where XMetaL Support might ask someone to change a setting in there. Selecting Alt+S was likely a poor choice for something so infrequently accessed and so I will suggest to development that we consider changing it for the next release. If you need an immediate fix you might ask SDL to select a different letter for their implementation so that it does not conflict with this built-in feature.