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Not possible to add shortcuts to menus from right click.
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Description

System Information
any system

Blender Version
any blender version

Short description of error
Its not possible to right click on a menu and add a shortcut to it, you have to know the bl_idname of that menu and its not exposed by hovering the mouse on it, besides all blender versions have been with this problem, it can be considered a bug,

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Right click on a button and click change shortcut, It works!
Now Right click on a menu, no option appears.

Details

Type
To Do

Event Timeline

Dalai Felinto (dfelinto) triaged this task as Normal priority.Tue, Dec 4, 10:28 PM

This is more of a TODO than a bug. As you said yourself it has always been like this.
It is doable with a hack, using the WM_OT_call_menu operator to call the menu. Not sure if it makes sense though/

@Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) / @William Reynish (billreynish) what do you say? Should be added to UI papercuts?

Sure, if this can be done in a reasonable way, that sounds good to add.

We'd need to have special support for this kind of button.

This is more a regular todo (applies to 2.7x too)