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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:

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

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Go to Edit->Keyboard Shortcuts

And uncheck "Enable the menu shortcut key"

to turn it off.

Reference link : here.

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    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
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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 ;)

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