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Bug 47119 - CONFIGURATION: assign F3 to Edit-Repeat Search as default, at least for Calc
Summary: CONFIGURATION: assign F3 to Edit-Repeat Search as default, at least for Calc
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA target:3.6.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-08 17:44 UTC by skierpage
Modified: 2012-05-19 08:18 UTC (History)
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Description skierpage 2012-03-08 17:44:15 UTC
Problem description: 
The KDE shortcut for Find Again/Find Next is F3, and it's also the shortcut in many Windows programs and cross-platform programs like Firefox. LO Calc doesn't seem to assign F3 to anything else, so this seems needless inconsistency.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Bring up LO Calc
2. Ctrl-F to search for something.
3. Press F3.

Current behavior:
Nothing happens.

Expected behavior:
Pressing F3 should perform Find Next, or as LO calls it "Repeat Search".
I see Writer assigns F3 to "Run Autotext Entry", so maybe only assign F3 in LO programs that don't assign it elsewhere.

To fix this I went in to Tools > Customize > Keyboard > LibreOffice and added F3 as Edit > Repeat Search. But it didn't take in Calc, I had to add it in Tools > Customize > Keyboard > Calc.

According to , Gnome's shortcut for Go to next search result is Ctrl+G, so maybe also add that as another shortcut, though it's often used as a "Go to (page/whatever)" shortcut.

Platform (if different from the browser): Kubuntu 12.04 alpha 2 amd64 with regular updates
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20120216 Firefox/11.0 SeaMonkey/2.8
Comment 1 Korrawit Pruegsanusak 2012-05-19 08:18:06 UTC
This is already implemented by Jan Holesovsky:

It will be available in LibreOffice 3.6.0, at least.

Note that *currently*:
* it can be used only when the cursor is in the findbar
* we also have Ctrl+G to do this (bug 46438)
* it is hardcoded, so it isn't configure-able

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