Bug 101736 - standard keyboard shortcut to increase / decrease indent on macOS (macOS only)
Summary: standard keyboard shortcut to increase / decrease indent on macOS (macOS only)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Shortcuts-Mac
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Reported: 2016-08-26 12:38 UTC by steve
Modified: 2018-06-21 08:58 UTC (History)
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Description steve 2016-08-26 12:38:45 UTC
The keyboard shortcut used in default applications like mail.app is

increase indent: alt+cmd+6
decrease indent: alt+cmd+5

Expected: LO should support those two shortcuts.

Currently: Nothing (or a different shortcut which I am not aware of).
Comment 1 steve 2016-08-26 13:33:10 UTC
Adding: pages uses Cmd + ] and Cmd + [
since alt+6 = ] and alt+5 = [
this would be consistent with how mail.app behaves adding a +1 that apple thinks, this is what the shortcut should be.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2017-09-01 11:16:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 eisa01 2018-06-14 21:41:54 UTC
I guess this feature request needs input from the UX team?

I had a look on the Shortcut keys help file, and there doesn't seem to be any support for this on other platforms either

Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2018-06-15 09:23:33 UTC
I would also prefer to not assign a shortcut as this function is not so frequently used and we should save the rare shortcuts. Up to the agenda for the design meeting...

Besides, any combination with [ is doomed as those keys are not accessible on all keyboards (on German IBM it's altgr+8/9)
Comment 5 Thomas Lendo 2018-06-19 18:43:53 UTC
If a shortcut will be added it should follow the main and similar other products of the OS so that's better memorizable by users.
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2018-06-21 08:58:26 UTC
We discussed the request in the design session. Indentation is not a function that requires a shortcut by default, so we suggest to customize it (the commands are "Increment Indent Value", "Decrement Indent Value"). 

MSO Word indents on tab (and decrease the indentation to zero with backspace) while we insert a tabulator character. That can be done in Word with ctrl+tab (or was it ctrl+t?). In the end, we don't think that changing our well-working interaction makes much sense.

(The "missing" shortcut is not restricted to macOS)