PuTTY bug puttygen-accel-bogosity

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summary: Bogosity with PuTTYgen keyboard accelerators and menu bar
class: bug: This is clearly an actual problem we want fixed.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
present-in: 2003-01-30 2003-05-24

There appears to be some bogosity in the way keyboard accelerators work in PuTTYgen. (Unless otherwise specified, the below is with Win2K SP3.)

First, there's an outright clash between the accelerators for the `Conversions' menu and the `Key comment' edit box. (The latter isn't visible unless a key is loaded.) Bizarrely, typing Alt+C when no key is loaded causes a key to be generated (perhaps the `Generate' button is the next available control?).

Keyboard accelerators don't appear to work as expected during and after key generation. (During keygen, all controls are disabled, but menus can be accessed with the mouse.) I need to switch away and back before they work again. (Possibly related: during key generation, frobbing Alt appears to count as randomness.)

Under Wine (Debian version 0.0.20020904-1), the menu bar doesn't appear at all until you type an appropriate accelerator key.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2003-05-24 18:03:29 +0000)