JDK-7186371 : [macosx] Main menu shortcuts not displayed (7u6 regression)
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: client-libs
  • Sub-Component: javax.swing
  • Affected Version: 7u6
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: os_x
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2012-07-24
  • Updated: 2013-09-06
  • Resolved: 2012-09-17
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Keyboard shortcuts are not displayed in main menu of an application. Can be reproduced with the attached sample J2SE project by running with 7u6 b06 versus with 7u6 b05. The sample project has a shortcut registered for the File / About action. The shortcut is visible with b05 and not with b06.

A regression in 7u6 on Mac. Introduced in b06 and still present in the latest 7u6 b20.

This problem has a critical usability impact on NetBeans users on Mac OS-X.


SUGGESTED FIX hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7u/jdk7u-dev/jdk/rev/003a9701fccd

EVALUATION If the application uses usual awt menu or usual swing menu, the problem is not reproduced. I guess that's why it was not found by the SQE team. The problem exists only if swing menu is used with "-Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=true" which is false by default. Note that there is no way to rollback 7124551 because it fix our public api.

EVALUATION The problem exists in CMenuItem.setLabel(String label),because it resets shortcuts which were previously set.

WORK AROUND -Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=false