Bug 128762 - Spurious Shift+Backspace entry in keyboard shortcut list
Summary: Spurious Shift+Backspace entry in keyboard shortcut list
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Customize-Dialog-Keyboard
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Reported: 2019-11-13 01:37 UTC by Ming Hua
Modified: 2021-06-03 09:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Ming Hua 2019-11-13 01:37:25 UTC
In Writer's Tool -> Customize... dialog, Keyboard tab (making sure "Writer" is selected instead of "LibreOffice"), the "Shortcut keys" box shows all the available keyboard shortcuts.

Corresponding Shift+Backspace (one can press Shift+Backspace combination when the focus is in the "Shortcut keys" box, or just simply scroll down to its place) entry, the place where an LO function is supposed to be, shows an useless "Shift+Backspace".

While Shift+Backspace is special in other modules (e.g., it undos selection in Calc), it doesn't seem to do anything special in Writer, and just works like Backspace.  If indeed Shift+Backspace is not used in Writer, this entry should be cleared and left empty.

My "About LO" information:
Version: (x64)
Build ID: f82ddfca21ebc1e222a662a32b25c0c9d20169ee
CPU threads: 2; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: zh-CN (zh_CN); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

Also reproducible in 6.3.3.
Comment 1 Dieter 2019-11-14 08:04:31 UTC
I confirm it with

Version: (x64)
Build ID: cc57df8f942f239d29cb575ea5a7cb01405db787
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18362; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 2 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2021-06-02 16:26:21 UTC
I looked into this and ShiftBackspace is actually a real Writer command that makes Shift+Backspace work like Backspace:


In Word Shift+Backspace does the same as Backspace.

Disabling the keybinding would make Shift+Backspace not do anything.

I think this can be viewed as a feature for those people who got used to it in Word, see: https://xkcd.com/1172/
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2021-06-03 09:16:44 UTC