When you create action sub-list by using multiple actions that start the same, like for example
TEMPO #& fast
TEMPO #& mediocre
TEMPO #& slowyou will get a list that looks like this [after hovering over the TEMPO group]
So my question is, why is there this >>_<< sign? Why can't I choose how such a list should look, by choosing that first sign [or not choosing any]?
And I can't even make a completely straight line with a
TEMPO #&________[for the purpose of separating some sections]
because that first obligatory one is will be a pixel above those added by me
You make think that this is nothing to be bothered with [it's just one pixel / sign], but I have dozens of actions and a few long and wide sub-lists; which I had to make more graphical in appearance [to speed up my workflow and to eliminate possibility of making errors]
In Menus and other Windows GUI elements, the ampersand & is the indicator for a shortcut key (Alt+).
Sorry, it is a Windows reserved character.
It is the task of a Programmer to distribute the &-characters among the elements of one GUI-item (e.g. Menu, dialogue) so that each shortcut is unique.
If you have the same shortcut several times, you have to press the Atl- combination several times.
But what does this
issue that you speak of have to do with a
showing up at the beginning of each sub-listed action?
There should be none of such indicator of a separate entry, because when you hoover over them that get highlighted anyhow, so you know in what line you are. And if there are many entries [sub-listed actions] that for whatever reason need to be separated, then the user can add fake action [that simply does nothing] in form of lines for example
But when combined, they just look bad
What for do we need to see all those single "_" at all?
then you see that you use 2 meta characters in the names of your actions:
the # to create submenus
the & to create keyboard shortcuts.
The Windows convention is to underline keyboard shortcuts in strings.
As you as the creater have supplied a space character behind the &, the space character gets underlined ... and looks like an underscore.
I can see no fault.
If you modify the names of your actions to
You would get the f, m and s underlined and they would serve as a keyboard shortcut.