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buttons, mnemonics, dialogs and frames

Ronald Wouters
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Hi all,

the Java Look and Feel design guidelines state that the default command button of a top level container (JFrame, JDialog) and also the cancel/exit button should not have keyboard mnemonics.
Suppose you have a File|Exit menu item and an Exit command button.
I setup an Action (extends from AbstractAction) for both the menu item and the exit button. I also setup a mnemonic for the Action by using the method putValue(MNEMONIC_KEY, KeyEvent.VK_X).
The problem is that now both the menu item and the exit command button have a mnemonic, while according to the L&F guidelines the exit button shouldn't !
How do you suggest to solve this dilemma ?

Regards, Ronald.
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