Pulled from here:
Navigating the menus and triggering the single commands does not work with 'Enter'.
Here on Mac with Java 9, only menu commands with choices such us "View > View Filter menu", "Filter" and the elements of the Mac-specific CafeTran menu work (to open 'Preferences') work. On Bluefish (a Java-based editor) everything works.
Confirmed by Hans vd Broek
This thing would allow to script certain actions wirh AppelScript and/or Keyboard Maestro.
It doesn't look like a bug to me. It's just some Java limitation to the Mac menu integration (at least for program written in Java Swing UI libraries). Bluefish is not Java.
I tried OmegaT and Regexr, a.o., and there it works.
Okay, okay, Bluefish is not Java.
@Hans: If I remember correctly, OmegaT is not made with Swing UI.
But besides that: No remedies anywhere to fix that?
> No remedies anywhere to fix that?
I am not aware of any quick workarounds.
I understand you need this feature for some scripts. Then why don't you replace the Enter command on menus with the mouse click in your script?
IK: I understand you need this feature for some scripts
That's not how I understand it. I think Torsten wants some more shortcuts, shortcuts that do not exist at the moment. His alternative would be using Control-F2, which doesn't work in CT. Then I suggested to use AppleScript and Automator/Keyboard Maestro to create the shortcuts himself.
That's pretty strange, Ctrl-F2 sometimes works, sometimes not.
But indeed, as Mac menus are static on the screen, there is the possibility to do this with Keyboard Maestro within a few minutes (just tested, I was not aware of this simple way). The Apple script way will be inly some coding away from there, I assume.
Nevertheless, the missing keyboard trigger for single menu items is a thing that should be fixed in long term.