I'm running old Debian machine: Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2 (lenny) Release: 5.0.2 Codename: lenny

I open terminal and run Midnight Commander in it. Now I need to quit by pressing F10. But When I do this I'm getting terminal menu:

enter image description here

How to get MC menu and not terminal one by pressing F10?


Go to Edit->Keyboard Shortcuts

And uncheck "Enable the menu shortcut key"

to turn it off.

Reference link : here.

  • 10
    Ubuntu 18.04 edit->preferences->general (uncheck) enable the menu accelerator key (F10 by default) – vic-3 Nov 23 '18 at 14:33
  • Now F10 no longer works in allow application to receive that F10 keystroke value. Debian 11, Gnome-Terminal 3.30.2 – John Greene Apr 9 '20 at 15:50

On Ubuntu 20.04.1, Gnome version 3.36.8 it is:

Gnome terminal's "hamburger menu icon"
  > Preferences
    > "General" tab
      > Uncheck the item labeled "Enable the menu accelerator key (F10 by default)"

Just a remark: on the same system, a dconf / gsettings setting exists:

/org/gnome/terminal/legacy/ shortcuts-enabled

Its default value is true. Currently it does not seem to impact / conflict with the choice made in the terminal preferences UI. Nevertheless I believe it may be useful to remain mindful of its existence... Just in case one day it may start to interfere again ;)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.