Bug 158786 - [regression] alt+number codes for unicode symbols don't work anymore after updating to LibreOffice
Summary: [regression] alt+number codes for unicode symbols don't work anymore after up...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 158112
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2023-12-19 23:08 UTC by libretist
Modified: 2023-12-20 01:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

screenshot to demonstrate the problem (57.27 KB, image/png)
2023-12-19 23:11 UTC, libretist
screenshot of the keyboard shortcut customization window (32.56 KB, image/png)
2023-12-19 23:12 UTC, libretist

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Description libretist 2023-12-19 23:08:40 UTC
In previous LibreOffice version ALT+number codes inserted unicode symbols in a Writer text document. (For example ALT+168 inserts the "¿" symbol.)

However after updating to LibreOffice this is broken, because the ALT+number shortcut now opens different sidebars in Writer. For example ALT+2 opens the "style" sidebar.

Unfortunately Tools > customize > keyboard > shortcut keys cannot be used to change this behaviour, because no ALT+number keyboard shortcuts show up for deletion.

See images in this thread:

The suggested workaround in this thread using ALT+X is too cumbersome.

Steps to Reproduce:
(on a Windows computer)
1. enter ALT+168

Actual Results:
the "properties" sidebar opens

Expected Results:
the "¿" symbol should be inserted

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 29d686fea9f6705b262d369fede658f824154cc0
CPU threads: 1; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 16299; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 libretist 2023-12-19 23:11:54 UTC
Created attachment 191518 [details]
screenshot to demonstrate the problem
Comment 2 libretist 2023-12-19 23:12:47 UTC
Created attachment 191519 [details]
screenshot of the keyboard shortcut customization window
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2023-12-20 01:23:27 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 158112 ***