Bug 131970 - LO Create hyperlink → Jump to the correct field by keyboard with TAB?
Summary: LO Create hyperlink → Jump to the correct field by keyboard with TAB?
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: a11y Hyperlink-Dialog
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Reported: 2020-04-07 20:17 UTC by Viktor
Modified: 2020-10-21 14:43 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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2020-04-07 20:19 UTC, Viktor

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Description Viktor 2020-04-07 20:17:57 UTC
░▒▓ Hello, everybody ▓▒░

I work a lot with hyperlinks in LibreOffice documents. Since some updates, creating them has become unnecessarily "complicated", because I can't work only with the keyboard anymore.

I always create hyperlinks with "Ctrl+K" and then use the menu that appears.

In the past I used to insert the link, then jumped with a few TABs into the "Text" field, added my text to it and then pressed ENTER. → "simple" way

If I now do that in the latest version 6.4 it jumps from the "URL" field to the "Help" button. If I press ENTER now it is clear what happens :). So in the current version (which runs really great!) I have to grab the mouse and click into the field "Text" to get the desired result.

I am actually on LO, but this was also a few Versions ago so.
I think this was changed with the new Hyperlink Editor.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Calc, Writer or any othe document and add a Hyperlink "example with "CTRL+K"
2. add a link into the "URL" field
3. press TAB to jump into the nex needed field example "Text"
4. instead of jumping to the next input field, the "TAB" key unfortunately jumps to the buttons like "help"

Actual Results:
always the same @work @privat and other computers running on Windows 10
other OS not tested

Expected Results:
I think the majority of users use "hyperlinks" in combination with "text" and exactly this creation has now become more complicated.
It would be great if the Hyperlink Editor could work in this steps:
2. opens directly in the URL field (like in the moment)
3. press "TAB" → jumps directly into the "Text" field
4. press "ENTER" → Hyperlink created succesfully

something else: would it be possible that LO remembers the previously entered "texts" in the text field more or less an auto-completion for repeated texts?
Because we process parts lists and the suppliers repeat themselves, we would not have to enter the same names regularly.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
Version: (x64)
Build-ID: 4d2b2b47cca498fed6abf712a36d0788901091eb
CPU-Threads: 8; BS: Windows 10.0 Build 19041; UI-Render: GL; VCL: win; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Calc: CL
Comment 1 Viktor 2020-04-07 20:19:12 UTC
Created attachment 159402 [details]
Comment 2 Harald Berger 2020-04-08 08:05:57 UTC
confirmed with:
Windows 10 Home; Version 1909; 64-Bit | LibreOffice, Version: (x64).
Comment 3 Regina Henschel 2020-04-15 11:38:47 UTC
Using Alt+x to jump to the 'Text' field works neither.

And when the focus is on 'Help' after the first pressing Tab-key, further pressing tab-key circles in the bottom line. Therefore the left pane, where you select the kind of hyperlink, is no longer reachable without mouse.

Therefore I add keyword 'accessibility'
Comment 4 Robert Großkopf 2020-07-15 06:25:18 UTC
This buggy behavior appears also under Linux with with  VCL: kf5; (LO It doesn't appear under Linux with VCL: gtk3; (also LO

Tested both on OpenSUSE 15.1 64bit rpm Linux.

So I switch the Hardware to "All".
Comment 5 Grey 2020-07-25 11:48:28 UTC
Agreed. It's unexpected behaviour/a bug. Insert Hyperlink (Ctrl/Cmd-K) is the only LO dialog panel that ignores tabbing from field to field.

Build ID: 747b5d0ebf89f41c860ec2a39efd7cb15b54f2d8
OS: Mac OS X 10.13.6
Comment 6 Viktor 2020-10-21 09:42:30 UTC
Is there a solution for this "useability Bug".
Comment 7 Robert Großkopf 2020-10-21 14:43:40 UTC
(In reply to Viktor from comment #6)
> Is there a solution for this "usability Bug".

Please don't set the version of LO to the newest version. It has to be the version the bug first appears. So developer could find the reason for the bug much better.

And: The component for the bug isn't "Base", the database module of LibreOffice. The dialog is, for example, part in "Writer". Could also be changed to "LibreOffice", because the same dialog appears in other modules.