After installing xubuntu, I am by default able to press Alt to show unique letter underlines on buttons or tabs or menus, and then Alt+<the underlined letter> to select the appropriate item. This makes it possible to navigate most dialogues and system settings GUIs using the keyboard, which is very important for me for accessibility reasons.

How do I make it so it always shows those underlines, without having to hold Alt first?

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According to Enabling `Alt` hotkeys for buttons in Gnome? this feature was completely removed in gnome 3.10, which makes me assume that xfce just cannot do it (because it uses the same libraries underneath).

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