Bug 125417 - Add Ctr+D and Ctrl+B to populate content from adjacent cells
Summary: Add Ctr+D and Ctrl+B to populate content from adjacent cells
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
6.2.4.2 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators
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Reported: 2019-05-21 13:08 UTC by William Gathoye
Modified: 2019-05-23 20:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Keyboard mappings showcasing the feature we are talking about (84.35 KB, image/png)
2019-05-21 13:09 UTC, William Gathoye
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How to test the feature (16.34 KB, image/png)
2019-05-21 13:09 UTC, William Gathoye
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Description William Gathoye 2019-05-21 13:08:14 UTC
Description:
Calc and Excel both provide the ability to populate cell content.

However, on Excel, we have the ability to populate a cell form the one of the above or the left/right using simple shortcuts like Ctrl+D or Ctrl+B.

On Calc, these shortcuts haven't been defined, and the end user has to map them manually from the feature of LibreOffice dedicated to customize keyboard shortcuts.

I answered to the end user who asked me this question that we can define these shortcuts manually using the shortcut personalize.

https://twitter.com/LibreOfficeFR/status/1130575948804497410

I know Ctrl+B could conflict with the shortcut to add bold weight to a font, but these two shortcuts could be a welcome addition for advanced Excel users migrating to Calc.

Steps to Reproduce:
* Put something in A2 and B1, go to B2
* Try to populate cell content with the content of an adjacent cell with either Ctrl+D or Ctrl+B

Actual Results:
* Nothing happens since the keyboard shortcuts are not mapped

Expected Results:
* Cell populated with content


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
Comment 1 William Gathoye 2019-05-21 13:08:43 UTC
This was a request made via our LibreOfficeFR Twitter account
https://twitter.com/LibreOfficeFR/status/1130575948804497410
Comment 2 William Gathoye 2019-05-21 13:09:25 UTC
Created attachment 151558 [details]
Keyboard mappings showcasing the feature we are talking about
Comment 3 William Gathoye 2019-05-21 13:09:53 UTC
Created attachment 151559 [details]
How to test the feature
Comment 4 Eike Rathke 2019-05-21 14:00:32 UTC
Ctrl+D already duplicates the cell from above (Fill Down), maybe it doesn't in a localized French UI. Different shortcut maybe? Or simply omitted? Or maybe Ctrl+D assigned to a different functionality in French UI?

For the reason mentioned, Ctrl+B being the shortcut for Bold, I'd not assign that to Fill Left or Fill Right per default.
Comment 5 sophie 2019-05-22 14:05:33 UTC
WFM with Ctrl+D on Version: 6.2.4.2
Build ID: 2412653d852ce75f65fbfa83fb7e7b669a126d64
Threads CPU : 4; OS : Linux 4.4; UI Render : par défaut; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Langue IHM : fr-FR
Calc: threaded
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2019-05-22 14:58:44 UTC
Shift+Ctrl+D could be assigned to Fill Right as Fill Down is done by Ctrl+D (and works for me as well).

But I would rather not assign a shortcut even for Fill Down. It's IMHO a rarely used function but takes one of the precious keys. That's not only an issue for Calc but also when we aim for consistency across modules. Ctrl+D is used for Underline in Writer and I'd like to have a quick duplication (bug 100028).
Comment 7 Eike Rathke 2019-05-23 20:45:25 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #6)
> But I would rather not assign a shortcut even for Fill Down. It's IMHO a
> rarely used function
I beg to differ. In OOo days Ctrl+D displayed the Selection List (a list of available cell contents in the same column), upon popular request (likely by people migrating from Excel) in LibreOffice it was changed to the Fill Down function, and Alt+Down bound to the Selection List.