Make a keyboard shortcut, where the Customize dialog is mapped to Alt-F12
1. Tools menu
(notice that Options has Alt-F12 as shortcut)
2. Choose Customize (in Tools Menu), then Keyboard tab
3. Select Alt-F12 (in Shortcut Keys) (nothing is mapped to this key combination)
4. Select Options (Category) and Customize (Function)
5. Press "Modify", then OK
6. Open Tools Menu
- Tools>Customize does not show Alt-F12 as shortcut (not as expected)
- Tools>Options shows Alt-F12 as shortcut (not as expected)
7. Press Alt-F12
- Customize dialog box opens (as expected)
Alt-F12 is not mentioned in the help pages -- so do not know if it has a special status.
Created attachment 168865 [details]
The Customize dialog with Options
The Alt+F12 binding is a global one, so you have to select the top right LibreOffice radio button to see it and to change it.
This is not a bug we just have a clumsy dialog here.
Thanks for explanation Gabor!
Just looked to see if help pages could be improved.
Not so clear where. Maybe:
To assign a key for all applications, choose the %PRODUCTNAME radio button in the top right corner. Common shortcuts, such as Ctrl+X and Ctrl+P, are found here.
Keys assigned for a particular %PRODUCTNAME application override the shortcut setting in %PRODUCTNAME.
Meanwhile -- in further testing -- I think I can see better what motivated the original report. I think there may be a bug with "updating" of the shortcut keys in the menus. (which I misinterpreted as a "protected" key).
If you are willing, please try these two simple tests to illustrate the problem:
1. Assign "Customize" to Alt-F11, then confirm that Alt-F11 appears in Tools menu.
2. Use Alt-F11 to open Customize dialog again and assign Alt-F9 to "Customize" (now Alt-F9 appears in Tools menu).
3. Use Alt-F11 (or Alt-F9) to open Customize again and Delete Alt-F9
Actual: no shortcut shown in menu
(same thing happens -- no shortcut shown -- if you delete Alt-F11)
1. Assign Options to Alt-F12 (in Writer, shows Alt-F12 in Tools menu)
2. Assign Options to Alt-F9 (see in Tools menu that Options is now Alt-F9)
3. Assign Customize to Alt-F9 (see that Customize and Options are Alt-F9)
(expected Options to show Alt-F12 -- which does actually work).
(In reply to sdc.blanco from comment #2)
> If you are willing, please try these two simple tests to illustrate the
Reported in bug 139879