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Bug 101417 - Alt accelerators in menus not unique
Summary: Alt accelerators in menus not unique
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators
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Reported: 2016-08-10 05:30 UTC by makarand
Modified: 2016-11-18 10:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description makarand 2016-08-10 05:30:53 UTC
A similar problem is reported for Alt+A accelerator key in Tools menu.

I found the problem in Sheet menu Alt+R which is repeated for Insert Rows and Rename sheet.

In general the accelerator keys should be unique so that they can be quickly used from the keyboard without having to look at which function has been executed.

Please check this issue in all menus and correct it.

Thanks very much for a wonderful product.
Comment 1 mahfiaz 2016-08-10 06:26:44 UTC
That's correct.

It consists of two parts. First is to identify all the problems (and suggest the replacement), the second part is to actually fix these.
Comment 2 jani 2016-08-11 06:05:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2016-09-26 01:58:39 UTC
No this is not correct. There is no functional need in a single menu to not repeat a mnemonic accelerator so long as the accelerator is not keyboard locked.

So on Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice:

"A" cycles through each selection


each are reached in sequence with not interference in repeating the accelerator.

But on the Calc -> Sheet menu, there is an issue where one accelerator keyboard entry blocks another:

"R" does not cylce through

Insert Rows
Rename sheet

On opening the menu Alt+S, and entering "R" leaves user forced to select Rows Above or Below and unable to reach Rename Sheet.  

That loss of movement through the menus is an issue--not duplication.
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-10-12 14:32:23 UTC
As stuart mentioned, this isnt a problem of having duplicate entries with the same accelerator.