Bug 130344 - [Feature Request] Command palette
Summary: [Feature Request] Command palette
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 91874
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Reported: 2020-02-01 10:10 UTC by Jesse
Modified: 2020-02-02 13:31 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Jesse 2020-02-01 10:10:13 UTC
I would like to request that LibreOffice add a command palette functionality. It can be really tedious searching through all the drop-down menus to find the command I need. I tried to add a footnote and it took me 15 minutes and a Google search. In Google Docs I can use Alt-/, it brings up a search, and I type "footn" and hit enter, and bam! footnote.

Something similar would be *lovely*. Thank you!

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to search for a command and get frustrated
2. Try to google and get overwhelmed with irrelevant information
3. Provide a feature request for command palette

Actual Results:

Expected Results:
A hotkey brings up a search bar and provides possible matches for a command search request. Then hitting enter on the chosen command executes it.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Dieter 2020-02-02 06:55:41 UTC
Jesse, I think this shortcut still exists: F1 (help). I press F1, insert "footnote" and the third entry within the results is about "Fottnotes - inserting and editing". So for me, this is exactly what you proposed.

So why this isn't sufficient?

cc: Design-Team
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2020-02-02 13:31:50 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 91874 ***