Bug 109215 - Keyboard access to recently used and favorite characters
Summary: Keyboard access to recently used and favorite characters
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
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Blocks: a11y, Accessibility Special-Character
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Reported: 2017-07-19 13:40 UTC by Heiko Tietze
Modified: 2023-08-09 14:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Heiko Tietze 2017-07-19 13:40:32 UTC

Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2017-07-19 13:47:38 UTC
It's possible to traverse through the grid of special characters with arrow keys. The selection is highlighted and perhaps also read by screen readers. That should be possible for the list of recently used characters and favorites too. Also we need a mnemonic to quickly jump to these lists plus a label above the full grid to go back. The tab sequence should be &Font > &Subset > &Characters (or any better term) > &Recent Characters > &Favorite Characters > &Hexadecimal > &Decimal > &Add to Favorites > Help > Insert > Cancel (and back). 
Escape is the shortcut to cancel the dialog, Enter inserts the selection like double-click.

Being to lazy to file another issue: Title style capitalization is reserved for dioalog titles and headlines. Use 'Recent characters' (also without colon) and 'Favorite characters'.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2017-08-15 20:53:38 UTC
Accelerators missing for &Search, (suggest to change S&ubset), &Font, &Add to favorites, &Recent Characters, and &Favorite Characters.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-09-08 02:41:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2020-09-08 03:57:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 V Stuart Foote 2021-01-22 15:03:36 UTC
remains valid
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2023-01-23 03:22:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Michael Weghorn 2023-07-27 08:38:30 UTC
While revisiting the key event handling for the recent/favorite characters, looking at the remaining suggestions mentioned in tdf#153806 (see in particular tdf#153806 comment 20) is a good idea, and either implementing them as well or create follow-up tickets once this one here is done.