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Bug 58818 - Shortcut Keys for Resizing Frames and Graphics don't work
Summary: Shortcut Keys for Resizing Frames and Graphics don't work
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators
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Reported: 2012-12-28 02:55 UTC by Glutanimate
Modified: 2019-11-07 03:33 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Glutanimate 2012-12-28 02:55:36 UTC
---Bug Description---

I am referring to the shortcuts described here:

Neither the shortcut for resizing the object by moving its lower right corner (ALT+CTRL+Arrow Keys),nor the one for resizing by moving the object's top left corner (ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+Arrow Keys) work for me. In fact, the only hotkey for resizing objects that appears to be working is CTRL+Tab, which activates the Edit Points mode and allows switching between single points.

I have ruled out any interference with global hotkeys by disabling the ones utilizing similar key assignments.


Current behaviour: Shortcuts for resizing images/frames/objects (ALT+CTRL+Arrow Keys and ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+Arrow Keys) do not work.

Expected behaviour: Shortcuts for resizing images/frames/objects (ALT+CTRL+Arrow Keys and ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+Arrow Keys) should work.

Steps to reproduce:

1.) Make sure no global hotkeys are defined for ALT+CTRL+Arrow Keys or ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+Arrow Keys
2.) Insert frame/object/image into document
3.) Try to resize it via either ALT+CTRL+Arrow Keys or ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+Arrow Keys

---Additional comments---

On a sidenote: There should be a way of resizing images proportionally from the keyboard (akin to holding down SHIFT while dragging one of the object's corners). As I am not able to test the shortcuts above, I don't know whether this capability is available already. If it isn't it would be a good idea to implement such a functionality. Microsoft Word for instance does offer a hotkey for this.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-06-02 03:32:20 UTC
Thank you for reporting this issue! I have been able to confirm the issue on:
Version: ID: b0a1666f756aa5f5315366eca9d7d02ddd55d2b
Date:   Tue May 28 08:51:01 2013 +0300 
Platform: Bodhi Linux 2.2 x64

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As I've been able to confirm this problem I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
Minor - doesn't prevent high quality work, slows it down a bit
Low - default, seems appropriate

@Glutanimate: looking at the keyboard bindings, I can see that this combo is not set nor can it be set to this manually so wiki may just be outdated

For 2nd point I suggest a 2nd report marked as ENHANCEMENT

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Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-03-16 23:30:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-03-31 08:14:59 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 8c3cf9dd48e40604867d3a28bddaccd65142df17
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-03-27_15:15:18
Locale: fi_FI

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-
Comment 4 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:26:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:22:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Thomas Lendo 2018-11-06 21:36:47 UTC
Still reproducible.

Build ID: fff34169fa912ad5096f1652172ea2455e5cb4d3
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: threaded
from today
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2019-11-07 03:33:02 UTC
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