Bypass Single Tab KeyTipAccess Mode

Ribbon for WPF Forum

Posted 10 years ago by Maashes Phillips
Version: 14.1.0601


I have a single tab that is set as selected when the window opens. Is there a way, upon pressing the Alt key, to bypass the Tab's KeyTipMode and directly access and display the KeyTips for the ribbon buttons within the Tab?


For example: Pressing Alt accesses the KeyTipAccess text of D for the tab. Upon pressing D, the ribbon buttons' KeyTips are displayed. The functionality I desire is that pressing Alt immediately causes the ribbon buttons' KeyTips to display. 

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Posted 10 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA


Unfortunately the official Microsoft specs for Ribbon require that the Alt key focus the top-level Ribbon (so tabs, etc.) in terms of key tips when Alt is pressed.  Since we adhere to their standards for licensing purposes, we don't have a way to alter that behavior.  Note that if your tab's key tip is "D" then you can do Alt+D and it will focus that tab and show the key tips for the tab's buttons.

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v24.1.2) was released 3 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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