I'm a partially sighted person, I read documents with keyboard shortcuts. I've checked in options "accessibility" the box "use text selection cursor in
read-only text documents" to be able to navigate through documents with the
keyboard because I can't use the mouse.
I can use arrows keys but others useful accelerators for a blind person don't work.
For example origin/end or page up/page down are not usable.
Steps to Reproduce:
A simple use case is :
I use a screen reader to read my document so I use speech synthesizer to listen the content of each line. If I want to verify a word I move
between words with ctrl+right to find the word I want to check and after
that if I want to check a word in the beginning of a line i would like
to be able to do origin.
It takes more time to use a computer when you
are blind (due to the use of the keyboard-only) so we should be able to
be more efficient as possible with the keyboard.
It should be possible to use all keyboard accelerators even if in read-only document.
User Profile Reset: No
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0
Which LO version do you use?
FYI, last stable one is 5.2.6 and there's the brand new version 5.3.1.
Also, just to be sure to have well understood, the problem only appears with read-document only?
(In reply to Julien Nabet from comment #1)
> Which LO version do you use?
> FYI, last stable one is 5.2.6 and there's the brand new version 5.3.1.
I use LibreOfficeDev 5.4 and LibreOffice 4.2.6 (VCL: GTK2) which have the same issue.
> Also, just to be sure to have well understood, the problem only appears with
> read-document only?
Yes, it's just in read-only documents.
Thank you for your feedback.
Since I don't have more questions, I'll put it back to UNCONFIRMED.
(In reply to Julien Nabet from comment #3)
> Thank you for your feedback.
> Since I don't have more questions, I'll put it back to UNCONFIRMED.
I've checked, the issue also appears on Windows 7.
From Tools -> Options -> Accessibility:
"Support assistive technology tools" and
"Use text selection cursor in read-only text documents"
options both checked active an ODF Writer .ODT document with Read-only property set by OS and opened in Writer read-only (i.e. showing the "This document is open in read-only mode" warning bar)
But of the shortcuts provided , just these shortcut keys are not correct
1. Home -> Position text cursor to beginning of current line
2. End -> Position text cursor to end of current line
There is an implementation error in Read-only mode as the <Ctrl>+ (to position) and <Ctrl>+<Shift>+ (to position & select) and <Shift>+ (to select current line) shortcuts for these keys functioned as expected with read-only document open and text cursor enabled.
Taken out of Read-only mode, i.e. enable editing with the
"Edit Document" button action, and the correct movement of the End and Home key is restored.
The PgDn and PgUp scroll the screen, but they do not reposition text cursor so there is no focus event for the AT to sound. Not sure that is incorrect, but it makes the PgDn/PgUp keys pretty useless to AT.
On Windows 10 Pro 64-bit en-US with NVDA 2017.1
Build ID: 522e9c65faef684a22151ddf009a5a192838b522
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 6.19; UI render: GL;
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2017-03-24_00:32:45
Locale: en-US (en_US); Calc: CL
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Retested this both on Linux and on Windows with the following results:
Home and end arrow keys alone (i.e. moving to the begining / end of a line) don't work in read only documents. When pressing shift+home or shift+end I can select to the begining / end of a line and orca reports to the fact.
Page up / page down keys in read only documents don't move the caret. And when pressing shift+page up / shift+page down nothing happens either.
ctrl+left and ctrl+right move by word and orca reports to the fact. The same goes in combination with the shift key i.e. shift+ctrl+left and shift+ctrl+right manipulate the selection by word.
ctrl+home and ctrl+end move to the begining / end of a section or the document depending of the context. shift+ctrl+home and shift+ctrl+end correctly select to the begining / to the end of a document.
All four arrow keys also their combination with shift key to manipulate selection are working fine.
Home and key have overridden their behaviour for tables, however when using home / end keys the same thing applies home / end keys alone don't work inside tables but in combination with ctrl and / or shift they are working inside tables as well.
Therefore I would say pageup and page down keys are broken no mather which modifiers are being pressed with them and home and end keys are only broken when being pressed alone.
Libreoffice version as reported in the Help -> About...
Build ID: 6.0.5-1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.17; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
Locale: en-US (en_US); Calc: group
Version: 220.127.116.11 (x64)
Build ID: 0c292870b25a325b5ed35f6b45599d2ea4458e77
CPU threads: 4; OS:Windows 10.0; UI render: GL;
Locale: sk-SK (sk_SK); Calc: CL