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JDK-7129133 : [macosx] Accelerators are displayed as Meta instead of the Command symbol

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2012-01-11
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2014-02-12
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2013-09-19
Component:
client-libs
OS:
os_x
Sub-Component:
java.awt
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
7u4
Fixed Versions:

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Description
Accelerators are displayed as Meta instead of the Command symbol ( ⌘ ).
It also appears like something is wrong with java.util.preferences, i.e. it just doesn't work/save preferences.
Found by ###@###.###.

                                    

Comments
Verified in jdk8b114
Environment:
OS X 10.9 Mavericks x64

java version "1.8.0-ea"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0-ea-b114)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.0-b56, mixed mode)

Regression test java/awt/Toolkit/ToolkitPropertyTest/bug7129133.java passed with no output.
                                     
2013-11-05
URL:   http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8/jdk8/jdk/rev/602e5d0141d3
User:  lana
Date:  2013-10-01 17:37:37 +0000

                                     
2013-10-01
A regression test java/awt/Toolkit/ToolkitPropertyTest/bug7129133.java has been written.
                                     
2013-09-19
URL:   http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8/awt/jdk/rev/602e5d0141d3
User:  leonidr
Date:  2013-09-19 19:47:28 +0000

                                     
2013-09-19
Hi Guys,
This is a customer originated bug. This text is surfaced to users and we have customers complaining they don't know what key to press as there is no concept of a 'Meta' key to Mac end users, or any users.
While the meta key is little used in general Windows applications, it is easily the most common modifier for OSX application shortcuts. A fix of this regression is therefore highly desirable on that platform as users have simply no clue that when they read 'Meta' they are meant to press 'Cmd'.

Thanks,
Neil
                                     
2013-08-27
SUGGESTED FIX

Attached is an excerpt from Apple JDK 6 awt.properties file which contains the OS X-specific menu glyphs (provided by Mike Swingler).
                                     
2012-04-13



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