Bug 151438 - SIDEBAR: Cannot select a different style category by keyboard
Summary: SIDEBAR: Cannot select a different style category by keyboard
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators Sidebar-Styles
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Reported: 2022-10-09 10:41 UTC by Cal
Modified: 2022-10-23 06:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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2022-10-09 10:41 UTC, Cal

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Description Cal 2022-10-09 10:41:52 UTC
Created attachment 182926 [details]

When I activate the "Styles" windows (or "Style paragraph") by shortcut (default  F11, which everybody else in the world use for "Full screen", WTF,  but that's another story) then focus is set to the "Paragraph Style" icon, and you can't really move away by keyboard, but only with mouse :-(
Please keep mouse activity at a minimum!

When you activate either "Style" or "Styles paragraph" focus should be moved to the first style and then you can move to another style by keys or typing the name of the style (or first letter as it is now).

Comment 1 LeroyG 2022-10-09 21:06:30 UTC
Working for me (but I must test also in Windows).

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 30(Build:1)
CPU threads: 1; OS: Linux 5.14; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: es-MX (es_ES.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Press Tab twice, then Arrow Down/Arrow Up.
Comment 2 LeroyG 2022-10-09 21:07:33 UTC
(In reply to LeroyG from comment #1)
> Press Tab twice, then Arrow Down/Arrow Up.

Then Enter to apply.
Comment 3 Dieter 2022-10-22 16:46:21 UTC
(In reply to LeroyG from comment #2)
> (In reply to LeroyG from comment #1)
> > Press Tab twice, then Arrow Down/Arrow Up.
> Then Enter to apply.

Cal, does this solve your problem?
Comment 4 Cal 2022-10-23 02:28:48 UTC
I gave up on Libre Office completely, just to buggie.
I'm sitting back with the impression that the amount of features have precedence over quality. To many features are buggie or not working at an acceptable level. 

You really need a "Linus Torvalds" alike person to be gate-keeper of new features/code and to be in charge of clean-up before it's getting out of hand (well, I guess you already passed that point).

World really need an alternative. I've gladly pay for it too. But I didn't found one in Libra.

But thanks for taking your time to looking into my bug report, but I've no longer have Libre installed so cannot give any feedback on the subject now.

(Sorry for going off-topic.)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2022-10-23 03:56:14 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Dieter 2022-10-23 05:30:08 UTC
Leroy, how do you switch to the other styles (character, frame, page, list, table). I've found no way to do so.
Comment 7 V Stuart Foote 2022-10-23 05:44:15 UTC
Sequence as for *all* movements between elements is F10 -> F6 (and  F6 cycle to Sidebar)--hardcoding the F10, F6 movement shortcuts is our primary Assistive Technology support.

Alternative, the F11 shortcut will place UI Focus into the Styles deck of the Sidebar.

Once on Sidebar it is <Tabs> and cursor <U,D,L,R>

There is "packing" within any elements on the Content panels.

<Tab>/<Shift><Tab> will move between the element blocks.

Cursor then advances for elements with listboxes.

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 382eef1f22670f7f4118c8c2dd222ec7ad009daf
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19044; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 8 Dieter 2022-10-23 05:50:59 UTC
Problem with my user profile. In SafeMode it works.
Comment 9 V Stuart Foote 2022-10-23 06:24:18 UTC
Also, for bug 84502 we implemented the shortcuts to land on the Decks directly

<Ctrl><Alt>+1 -- Properties deck
<Ctrl><Alt>+2 -- Styles deck (so an alternative to F11)
<Ctrl><Alt>+3 -- Gallery deck
<Ctrl><Alt>+4 -- Navigator deck (so direct to SB, <F5> for the "detached")

first 4 are common to all modules, from 5 -9 they'll vary. For example:
in writer <ctrl><Alt>+5 -- Page deck
in calc <ctrl><Alt>+5 -- Function deck