Bug 127903 - CUSTOMIZE DIALOG: why is KEY_EQUAL not available for assignment to keyboard shortcuts
Summary: CUSTOMIZE DIALOG: why is KEY_EQUAL not available for assignment to keyboard s...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Heiko Tietze
Whiteboard: target:6.4.0
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Customize-Dialog-Keyboard
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Reported: 2019-10-01 11:27 UTC by ghfjdksl
Modified: 2019-10-16 20:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description ghfjdksl 2019-10-01 11:27:11 UTC
Hi, I would like to request an extra set of shortcut combination with = key. For example: ctrl+=, alt+=.

Steps to Reproduce:
Open the shortcut list and there's no such combination assignable.

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2019-10-07 20:34:22 UTC
Confirmed, not sure why the KEY_EQUAL is excluded from use as assignment to a keyboard shortcut.

KEY_SUBTRACT, KEY_ADD, KEY_MULTIPLY, and KEY_DIVIDE are all available for use in a shortcut (with modifiers); so not clear why KEY_EQUAL would not be likewise availalbe. Is it assigned a 'reserved' status? If so, I could not find it...
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2019-10-08 09:33:15 UTC

Tried to show "Ctrl+Equal" in the dialog instead of "Ctrl+=" but failed. And since l10n of these strings is hard-coded plus the keyboard has no "equal" label, it might be better to leave this alone.
Comment 3 Commit Notification 2019-10-08 14:40:46 UTC
Heiko Tietze committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


Resolves tdf#127903 - Allow customization with equal key

It will be available in 6.4.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 4 Dieter 2019-10-16 20:39:59 UTC
Verified with

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 758516295e5f69393bd78bb4af6e7214d48ece0b
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18362; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

Heiko, thanks for fixing it.