With the kind assistance of X11 Quartz background app I have an X11 app Dia diagramming tool running.

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It is enticing to see those mnemonics apparently (?) available to use. I have a serious beef with macOS for not helping those of us who are keyboardists to have an option to work in that manner.

So, is it possible to access those mnemonics? I have tried various combinations of Option, Control, Control + Option, with/without Command plus the given letter.

  • As the question turned out to be a duplicate do you still want to do the bounty? – nohillside May 7 '19 at 9:46
  • @nohillside Once opened the bounty is a "done deal" afaik. If not then sure you can cancel. – WestCoastProjects May 7 '19 at 17:10
  • You can't, moderators can :-) – nohillside May 7 '19 at 17:22
  • thx mr moderator ;) – WestCoastProjects May 7 '19 at 17:23

I just noticed a related question on this site:

How can I get the Alt key to work in an X11 application?

enter image description here It will take some time to try this out .. will report back in couple of days.


Yes, you need to create and source an .Xmodmap, and there are a few other preferences/things you need to change or clear too.

See https://gist.github.com/dreeve/845301 for a good modern example.

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