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Bug 106028 - Different keyboard shortcuts to duplicate an object per Module
Summary: Different keyboard shortcuts to duplicate an object per Module
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Mac OS X (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Draw-UX
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Reported: 2017-02-15 15:53 UTC by Uwe Altmann
Modified: 2018-07-07 07:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Uwe Altmann 2017-02-15 15:53:58 UTC
To easily create a copy of a draw object, (at least on MaxOS) you can use the mouse and do a cmd-drag to get a duplicate. This works fine in draw. In Writer, to get the same you have to shift-alt-drag instead.
This should be consistent in all modules.
It seems Shift-alt-drag is Mac UI standard (at least it is used in TextEdit to duplicate text).
(Bug 103889 is not affected - it refers to windows).
Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2017-02-17 10:57:40 UTC
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2017-02-18 11:55:04 UTC
When I shift+alt+drag an object in Writer it disappears but shows up later on enter, or the like. Shift+alt+drag alters the drag cursor differently to ctrl+drag, which copies the shape (but an interaction is also needed). I guess shift+alt+drag has a different functionality.

In Draw I do not get any feedback from the cursor but the shape itself is copy-dragged. Works much better, IMHO.

Build ID: 5.3.0-2
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.9; UI Render: default; VCL: kde4; Layout Engine: new; 
Locale: de-DE (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2018-07-07 07:47:08 UTC
No further input from UX needed, please fix this issue.