Bypass Single Tab KeyTipAccess Mode

Ribbon for WPF Forum

Posted 8 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 8 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 (v22.1.3) was released 21 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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