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Bug 258422 - Wrong accelerator key icon in swing menu on OSX
Summary: Wrong accelerator key icon in swing menu on OSX
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: guibuilder
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 8.1
Hardware: PC Mac OS X
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: issues@guibuilder
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-03-17 18:50 UTC by Elmoe
Modified: 2016-04-03 20:57 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Elmoe 2016-03-17 18:50:21 UTC
I created an application using Netbeans 8.1 on OSX with the guibuilder. I added the classical "edit" menu to it with the items "cut", "copy" and "paste". I then added keyboard shortcuts to the items. Because i use OSX, i added the cmd-Key for this purpose. The icon in the guibuilder is shown as the classical Apple key '⌘'. This is the correct behavior. 

When i run the application a text 'meta' is displayed instead of the Apple key '⌘' in the menu. This happens when i use guibuilder after choosing "Swing GUI Forms" -> "Application" or "Swing GUI Forms" -> "JDialog" in Netbeans. 

When i manually code everything by choosing an empty Java file, i get the the Apple key '⌘' displayed correctly. You can find screenshots and example source code here: 

Thank you in advance and best regards, 
Comment 1 Elmoe 2016-04-03 20:57:44 UTC
The error is caused by the auto-generated code of the GUI builder in the method:
public static void main(String args[])

This what is generated:
if ("Nimbus".equals(info.getName())) 

For Netbeans GUI builder on OSX it should be:
if ("Mac OS X".equals(info.getName()))

If you change this manually then the preview from GUI builder shows the same result like the application.

Best regards,