I (think I) tried this and compared to other Windows apps that happened to
be open. The behaviour of Audacity seems consistent with them and does what I
I (think I) see what you are saying: ALT+C highlights the top item,
mouse-clicking 'Effect' does not. This appears to be the norm on Windows, I don't
know about other platforms. Have I understood you correctly?
I also tried it with that annoying 'narrator' chappy. He announces the top
menu item when I keyboard to the menu, which I think is useful. He does not
when I mouse to the menu, as nothing is selected, also expected behaviour. I
can't see the problem here.
In a message dated 13/01/2007 21:49:24 GMT Standard Time,
I noticed an oddity in accessing the Menus with the ALT key. For example
if you press ALT then C you come to the top of the Effect menu then if you
press down arrow you move down to the next item (good) and if you press
up arrow you go to the last menu item and pressing up arrow again takes
you to the item above the bottom item (makes sense as well).
But the arrow keys are also useful as a first navigation if you access a
menu like the Effect menu with the mouse (whence you come to the area of
the menu where you last applied an effect). But what happens next if you
mouse access is that if you press the down arrow key you skip to the top of
the whole menu, and if you press the up arrow key you skip to the bottom of
the whole menu (which is counter-intuitive but still very useful). Could this
behaviour be changed so that first navigation on mouse entry is to bottom of
menu when pressing down arrow (and vice-versa) without upsetting normal
ALT key access?