Bug 113478 - Rename 'Decimal separator key' to 'Numpad decimal key'
Summary: Rename 'Decimal separator key' to 'Numpad decimal key'
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Adoche Onaji
Whiteboard: target:24.2.0 inReleaseNotes:24.2
Keywords: difficultyBeginner, easyHack, skillDesign, topicUI
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Blocks: Decimal-Separator-Key
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Reported: 2017-10-27 09:08 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2024-01-26 09:57 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-27 09:08:42 UTC
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?
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2017-10-27 09:54:25 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Jeff Fortin Tam 2023-02-10 03:48:20 UTC
+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"...
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2023-02-14 10:06:56 UTC
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).

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Comment 4 Commit Notification 2023-07-06 14:29:20 UTC
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.

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