Bug 133728 - macOS: add keyboard shortcut ⌘W to close about dialog
Summary: macOS: add keyboard shortcut ⌘W to close about dialog
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All macOS (All)
: lowest enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: macOS-UI-polish About-Dialog
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Reported: 2020-06-06 11:06 UTC by steve
Modified: 2022-09-03 22:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description steve 2020-06-06 11:06:46 UTC
On macOS it is default behavior to close windows with ⌘W. This is not possible with the About dialog in LibreOffice 7.0b1.

Please add that functionality.

Steps to Reproduce:
Open About dialog and press ⌘W

Actual Results:
Nothing - the about dialog stays open forcing users to close that dialog using the mouse.

Expected Results:
⌘W should close the about dialog as any other dialog in LO can be closed with that keyboard shortcut.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
ESC button does close about dialog, so that is great. Adding ⌘W should make the feeling more native as macOS users are conditioned for that to close a dialog as well.

Interestingly below v7 when pressing ⌘W in the about dialog, the LO website is opened. That behavior feels very wrong so it is an improvement, it did not make it to the new about dialog.

Build ID: 94f789cbb33335b4a511c319542c7bdc31ff3b3c
CPU threads: 8; OS: Mac OS X 10.15.5; UI render: default; VCL: osx
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2020-06-23 14:12:55 UTC
Finder > About works as Steve describes: escape and cmd+W closes. So let's see if we can implement this easily.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2020-06-23 14:16:39 UTC
See also the discussion on https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/95791 where a ctrl/cmd+C shortcut is requested to copy the version info.