- Open a LibreOffice document.
- Go to menu Tools > Customize.
- Click on "Add commands" (in all tabs but Keyboard and Events available).
- Click into the commands list or the category list.
- Type a character on the keyboard.
Nothing happens when using the keyboard.
As many users are familiar with jumping to a list entry by typing a keyboard character (e.g. in file managers), the same behavior would enhance the usability of the 2 mentioned lists: category and commands. Often it's awkward to scroll to the range of possible entries where the searched term is included. Typing G to jump to the first commands entry beginning with G would fasten the process.
Yes this is one of the enhancements which will be implemented in the redesign of the customization dialog (bug 88896), if the command list is a listbox and not a tree view.
Muhammet Kara committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#108011: Customize dialog's commands list should respond to keyboard
It will be available in 6.0.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://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.
Verified with LibO 6.0.0, daily build from 2017-09-11 on Ubuntu Linux.
Thank you very much for this enhancement!