After looking at the help about this setting, it was quite clear what it was, but reading the label wasnt clear, so i think it should be renamed for clarity.
Heiko, Stuart, Adolfo: thoughts?
Thought 'decimal separator' would be the standard but apparently it's a standalone feature that the numpad separator can be tweaked separately. So +1 to the change.
+1, I was highly confused by this while trying to use this piece of UI tonight and not seeing any effect, until I found this bug report that revealed it only controls the behavior of the numpad.
Surely this would be a trivial change (it's just a label to change, isn't it?), so I'm taking the liberty of tagging this "EasyHack"...
Latest help says:
Decimal separator key - Same as locale setting
Specifies to use the decimal separator key that is set in your system when you press the respective key on the number pad.
If this checkbox is activated, the character shown after "Same as locale setting" is inserted when you press the key on the number pad. If this checkbox is not activated, the character that your keyboard driver software provides is inserted.
On a German keyboard the numpad separator key is a comma and I can make it insert a dot with this option. Although the function still inserts a decimal separator it wont hurt to name it "Numpad decimal separator" (or key; we should keep it short).
Adoche Onaji committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#113478 'Decimal separator key' property was renamed to 'Numpad decimal key'
It will be available in 24.2.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
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Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.