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doesn't work in localizations
Authored by: moritzh on Jun 28, '06 01:31:36AM

I've just tried this out with the restart/shutdown dialog box. My language is set to German, however, so the options are "Neu starten" (=Restart), "Ruhezustand" (=Sleep), "Abbrechen" (=Cancel) and "Ausschalten" (Shut down). Pressing R for "_R_uhezustand" _r_estarted my machine to my surprise, however.

Indeed, as I found out afterwards the key shortcuts seem to be hardwired to the English original strings. Now, also considering that often enough several options start with the same letter (such as "Abbrechen" and "Ausschalten") and that the shortcuts are undocumented anyway, this seems like a much too risky `feature' to rely on, both in languages other than English and in English itself.

I will thus certainly stick with the old method using tab/return/space bar and avoid ever running into situations where something like "don't save" is executed when I mean to have my data saved just because of this feature.

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