Important: Please read the Qt Code of Conduct -

Ampersand (&) works strange way in Menu/Action title in Qt 6.x

  • Hi!
    I'm not sure is it python related or not but I have it only on python and only after upgrade from Qt 5.15 to Qt 6.2.
    I use ampersand (&) in menu titles and everything worked fine as expected. I.e. ampersand made a shortcut out of next symbol.
    But with Qt 6.2 it somehow adds ellipsis in the middle of title - better to see it on screenshot creabed by example code below.
    Is it some strange bug or I don't know something about Qt 6.2? (there was no such effect with Qt5.x)

    Here is a code snippet (There is no example without ampersand because it works fine without it - the same way as with "Menu" example):

    from PySide6.QtWidgets import QApplication, QMainWindow
    from PySide6.QtGui import QAction
    class MyWindow(QMainWindow):
        def __init__(self, *args):
            QMainWindow.__init__(self, *args)
   = self.menuBar()
            sub_menu1 ="&Action 1")
            self.action1 = QAction("Show &Effects...")
            sub_menu2 ="&Action 2")
            self.action2 = QAction("&Show Effects...")
            sub_menu3 ="&Menu")
            sub_menu3.addMenu("&Show Effects...")
    app = QApplication([])
    win = MyWindow()

    Here is a result:

  • @StarterKit
    I can't find a reference at present, but I think there is a Qt 6.x bug to this effect. Discussed in other thread(s) on this forum and a Qt bug raised. But I have no proof for this, yet :)


    and the latter states:

    Fix Version/s:

    6.3.0 Alpha

    This is your issue?

  • Hi @JonB,
    Thanks, it looks exactly like my problem. Thanks for the reference.

Log in to reply