Created attachment 130135 [details]
screen shot showing shortcut menu
When editing a form, and after right clicking on a control, you get a nice shortcut menu, as shown in the attachment.
But I think it should read "Control properties...", and "Form properties..." rather than just "Control..." or "Form..." which are sort of ambiguous.
There is space for this extra word (properties), and I think it would make it more to the point of what you are getting with these menu selections.
Furthermore, when I first tried to use Base, I looked all over for any properties dialogs and it took me way too long to find them. Then even once I found them by trying everything, I didn't find it easy to find them again. I kept looking for the word properties.
I now know that I can also double click on a control to get it's properties, but at first that is not obvious either. So in addition, I think "Control properties..." should be bold face to suggest that it is the default, like when you double click on this menu. And also, I think it should be first in the list, before cut and paste, ...given that it's the default.
Sounds good to me -> NEW
Changing component from "Base" to "UI" as this also concerns all other form context menus in the other applications.
Heiko Tietze also recommends the renaming in Bug 119532 comment 3.
+1 from me.
this bug can be fixed easy, I think it's only an change in the xcu file, so should we go for it?
(In reply to andreas_k from comment #3)
> so should we go for it?
Yes, please do it.
andreas kainz committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#105088 Add Properties to Control and Form Context Menu writer
It will be available in 6.3.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Now the help files have to be adjusted accordingly. Example: https://helponline.libreoffice.org/6.3/en-US/text/shared/02/01170103.html?DbPAR=SHARED#bm_id3148643
"Open context menu of a selected form element - choose Control - Events tab."