select the edit menu with alt e, scroll down to
submenu text and go into it. Press ESC to escape to
the edit menu, press ESC to be able to edit the active
Now when having entered the submenu, the edit menu
does not disappear from the textfield (I need to press
the mousebutton in order for it to disappear.
However, selecting only the edit menu and pressing ESC
I use jedit 3.2.2, jdk1.4b2 and win98