Bug 129201 - Remove alt+enter shortcut
Summary: Remove alt+enter shortcut
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: lowest trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
Depends on: 51689 71501
Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators
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Reported: 2019-12-05 08:10 UTC by Heiko Tietze
Modified: 2020-03-05 10:57 UTC (History)
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Description Heiko Tietze 2019-12-05 08:10:59 UTC
In the past, alt+enter was the only way to add a break before a table (see Depends On). Now you can press enter at the very first position and get the break before. So this shortcut is obsolete (and probably also the command).
Comment 1 Timur 2019-12-05 09:29:28 UTC
I do not agree. I see no reason for this. No benefit in removing it. It's already in use and some might use it. And it's similar to MSO.
Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2019-12-06 13:31:10 UTC
I have to agree with Timu - I use this shortcut daily, irrespective of their being a table in my document or not. Please do not remove it, hide it, or otherwise depreciate it.
Comment 3 Dieter 2019-12-06 15:34:10 UTC
(In reply to Alex Thurgood from comment #2)
> I have to agree with Timu - I use this shortcut daily, irrespective of their
> being a table in my document or not.

I tested it, but I can't see, that there is any function outside a table.
Comment 4 V Stuart Foote 2019-12-06 16:51:09 UTC
No, can't remove it. The shortcut 'KEY_RETURN | KEY_MOD2' shortcut [1] is in EditWin for both 'NoNum' non-numbered paragraph,  and for 'SpecialInsert' for text insertion before or after a table or section [2]. 

And as the SpecialInsert is applicable to both Tables and to Sections its shortcut can not be removed.

Also, the <Alt>+<Enter> SpecialInsert action inserts a non-formatted paragraph, while the <Enter> action at Start of Table incorrectly inserts a Text Body formatted paragraph.

[1] https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/sw/source/uibase/docvw/edtwin.cxx?r=342a5890#1897

[2] https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/sw/source/core/edit/edsect.cxx?r=96b1934c#287
Comment 5 BogdanB 2019-12-07 11:42:58 UTC
I didn't know this shortcut. Indeed it is very usefull.

When I needed a line before a table in a new document I always cut the table, press Enter after that paste the table.
Comment 6 Timur 2019-12-07 13:42:23 UTC
I guess it's safe to close this. 
Should someone come with new argument and action, feel free to set Unconfirmed.