Hi Juho, and @Oeyvind. The version of JUCE I use for Cabbage includes an accessibility module. I’ll take a look and see if I can see what’s causing the problem.
I took a look at this and it seems that the Windows ALT+F shortcut doesn’t work on JUCE applications. It seems one has to manually select the File menu before any of the left/right/up/down arrows work. Of course for anyone with difficult seeing this is not possible. I’ll see if I can somehow trigger the file menu to appear using some other shortcut, but I fear it might not be possible. I’ll let you know.
I have a rudimentary solution for this, but it’s not ideal. If one presses a combination of Ctrl+Alt+f, it will pop open the file menu. From there one can use the arrow buttons to access the various file menu commands. The problem is that you can’t move to the next menu with the left/right keys. Instead, to show the edit menu you can press Ctrl+Alt+e. I’m still waiting to hear back from the JUCE devs, but it seems there is no simpler, or more elegant way to do this. @Oeyvind would you mind asking your friend if they think this solution will be Ok for them?
Wonderful. Thank you so much!
I have passed on the information to him.
Is this soution in the latest beta? at
I sent him that link too, as it can probably be hard for him to find the beta download.
Sorry, not there yet, I was looking for the ok first. I’ll let you know when it’s ready to go
I’ll be back in the office tomorrow, I’ll try to roll out these changes then.
I’ve just pushed through this change now. Here are the following shortcuts:
Ctrl+Shift+F = File menu
Ctrl+Shift+E = Edit menu
Ctrl+Shift+T = Tools menu
Ctrl+Shift+V = View menu
Ctrl+Shift+H = Help menu
It’s a little annoying that when you call up any of these menus you can’t use left/right to move through neighbouring menus. And the screen just reports Cabbage window rather than the menu name. But it’s a start. The new build will be availbe in Azure in the next hour or so. Btw, I’m assuming the user is on a Windows machine? The changes I’ve pushed through are for Windows only…