DocBook: The Definitive Guide

docbook: the definitive guide
By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM

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Name

Shortcut -- A key combination for an action that is also accessible through a menu

Synopsis

Content Model

Shortcut ::= ((KeyCap|KeyCombo|KeySym|MouseButton)+)

Attributes

Common attributes

Name

Type

Default

OtherActionCDATANone
Action

Enumeration:

Click
Double-Click
Other
Press
Seq
Simul

None
MoreInfo

Enumeration:

None
RefEntry

"None"

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Description

A Shortcut contains the key combination that is a shortcut for a MenuChoice. Users that are familiar with the shortcuts can access the functionality of the corresponding menu choice, without navigating through the menu structure to find the right menu item.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. The MoreInfo attribute can help generate a link or query to retrieve additional information.

Parents

These elements contain Shortcut: MenuChoice.

Children

The following elements occur in Shortcut: KeyCap, KeyCombo, KeySym, MouseButton.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.

Attributes

Action

Action identifies the nature of the action taken. If Shortcut contains more than one action element, Simul is default value for Action, otherwise there is no default.

If Other is specified, OtherAction should be used to identify the nature of the action.

MoreInfo

If MoreInfo is set to RefEntry, it implies that a RefEntry exists which further describes the Shortcut.

OtherAction

OtherAction should be used when Action is set to Other. It identifes the nature of the action in some application-specific way.

See Also

Accel, GUIButton, GUIIcon, GUILabel, GUIMenu, GUIMenuItem, GUISubmenu, KeyCap, KeyCode, KeyCombo, KeySym, MenuChoice, MouseButton

Examples

<!DOCTYPE para PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN"> <para> You can exit from GNU Emacs with  <menuchoice>   <shortcut>     <keycombo><keysym>C-x</keysym><keysym>C-c</keysym></keycombo>   </shortcut>   <guimenu>Files</guimenu>   <guimenuitem>Exit Emacs</guimenuitem> </menuchoice>. </para>

You can exit from GNU Emacs with Files->Exit Emacs (C-x-C-c).

For additional examples, see also MenuChoice.


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DocBook. The Definitive Guide
DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide
ISBN: 0596805020
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 1999
Pages: 412
Authors: Walsh Norman, Richard L. Hamilton
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