in Writer, select some text and format it: hit ~o,h,Enter to open Character; choose FontEffects, hit ~l, ~w, or ~b to change (toggle on/off) the Outline, Shadow or Blinking effect.
But ~h does not change Hidden; one must 'confirm' it with the space bar.
Suspect the ~h accelerator of the hidden character attribute is conflicting with the ~h of the help action--but it is an annoying keyboard accelerator inconsistency in the UI.
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #1)
> Suspect the ~h accelerator of the hidden character attribute is conflicting
> with the ~h of the help action
I agree the problem is that ~h is assigned as mnemonic for both "Hidden" and "Help". However the problem can't be easily fixed with a string change, because here ~h is automatically assigned to "Hidden".
I submitted a patch
to address the symptom of the problem without fixing the underlying flaw of the mnemonic auto-generation mechanism.
*** Bug 135326 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Ming Hua committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#127611 Hardcode mnemonic key for "Hidden" checkbox
It will be available in 7.2.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
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