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I have a build a gui application in swings....

The GUI has a toolbar with undo,redo,cut,copy,paste options.
The GUI also has a JInternalFrame with some graphic components say circle,rect. etc

I have also provided mnemonics to the GUI design...

Problem is, mnemonics are not working, when the focus is out of scope.

how to handle this problem?
need help regarding..

Note: JInternalFrame--->JScrollPane---Graph Components
 
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hello its urgent, just give me some suggestions...
 
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hello Ease Up, perhaps nobody has any suggestions at this time...
 
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> Problem is, mnemonics are not working, when the focus is out of scope.

do you mean when some other app (e.g. notepad) is the active window?
 
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Maybe you try with keyboard accelerators.
Keyboard accelerators are a bit more universal then mnemonics and might solve the problem.
 
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thanks for the reply...

the application has two JInternalFrames...the undo operations will be done in one JInternal Frame say iframe1.

the other JInternalFrame say iframe2 is only for display purpose.

if the focus is on iframe2, the undo chages in iframe1 is not reflected...
 
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because they're internalFrames, you may have to get a bit lower in the event chain then keyBindings

here's a couple of ways to do that (in this e.g. using a button with mnemonic).
new problem is when jif1 has the focus, both mnemonic and the added code
trigger the button's actionEvent - so you may have to remove the mnemonic

 
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> you may have to get a bit lower in the event chain then keyBindings

on second thoughts, keyBindings of the desktop works better
(doesn't also trigger the mnemonic)

 
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thanks alot...

it worked fine..
 
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