Bug 121121 - Implement a "Search and run command" dialog for quick usage of menu, buttons and other UI elements
Summary: Implement a "Search and run command" dialog for quick usage of menu, buttons ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 91874
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2018-11-02 08:51 UTC by nonedisponibile
Modified: 2018-11-02 12:02 UTC (History)
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Example: GIMP's dialog with "cr" typed in the textbox (31.18 KB, image/png)
2018-11-02 08:55 UTC, nonedisponibile

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Description nonedisponibile 2018-11-02 08:51:09 UTC
This dialog would be brought up by an hotkey and would show one one-line textbox on top and a listbox in the rest of the window.

The listbox contains a list of all the commands one can run (buttons, menu items and sub-items, such as "Save", "Save As", "Export", ...), and this list is filtered using the text input by the user in the textbox. For example, when the textbox contains "fo", only commands matching /fo/ should be present in the listbox (e.g. Format, Conditional formatting, format as number, format as currency, ...). If the user then types "fo cu", only commands matching "fo" AND "cu", such as "format as currency" would be left in the listbox.

Optionally, each item in the listbox could have on the far right the keyboard shortcut(s) assigned to it, if any.

This kind of thing is already implemented in other programs with very large user interfaces, like GIMP (where the shortcut to bring up the "search and run command" dialog is the forward slash: / ). If you don't have a GIMP installation handy, this video shows what this dialog should look like (at minute 1:20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIQdhq6cocA&t=80s

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Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

OpenGL enabled: Yes

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Comment 1 nonedisponibile 2018-11-02 08:55:51 UTC
Created attachment 146247 [details]
Example: GIMP's dialog with "cr" typed in the textbox
Comment 2 Mike Kaganski 2018-11-02 12:02:42 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 91874 ***