[PyQt] OT: A GUI tool to help choose keyboard accelerators for
menus & dialogs
mark at qtrac.eu
Thu May 8 15:18:53 BST 2008
I've just released a a GUI program called Accelerator that shows where
keyboard accelerators should go in menu option texts and dialog labels.
The program produces optimal results on the basis that the best
accelerator is the first character, the second best is the first
character of a word, the third best is any character, the worst is no
accelerator at all, and no accelerator should be used more than once.
With this program developers can help improve usability for users who
can't use the mouse and for fast typists who don't want to use the
Although the tool is written in C++/Qt4 it should be useful to anyone
doing GUI programming with PyQt or any other toolkit.
Accelerator is licensed under the GNU General Public License v 3 open
source license and its source is available from
Mark Summerfield, Qtrac Ltd., www.qtrac.eu
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