Ever since I was given a Windows 8 Dell laptop at work, I've been unable to use the "Alt+underlined letter" shortcuts that I'm used to in order to open menus in windows applications.
The only way to use menus by shortcuts is to change this shortcut into 2 keystrokes. "Alt" to open the menu, release the key and then a second keystroke to hit the underlined letter corresponding to the menu that I wish to use.
However, if I try to do it as the Alt+letter (combined, or without releasing the Alt) it ignores the letter.
I originally assumed that this was another annoying Windows 8 UI change until I used someone else's Windows 8 laptop and found that Alt+letter opened menus fine on her PC. Obviously, this isn't universal on Windows 8.
I've tried many Google searches. I've checked out keyboard settings and usability settings, but have come up dry. I'm stumped!
This is clashing with decades of muscle memory...