Bug 58878 - Certain customized control keybindings don't work
Summary: Certain customized control keybindings don't work
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Mac OS X (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2012-12-30 03:52 UTC by Robert Nikander
Modified: 2015-03-25 16:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Robert Nikander 2012-12-30 03:52:10 UTC
I went to the "Tools" menu, "Customize...", "Keyboard".  I select a shortcut key marked as ^C (control + C).  I map it to a function, click "Modify" and "OK".  Hitting Control-C in Writer does nothing, or just inserts the letter "c".  I tried various commands, like setting a style and Insert Date, and other control bindings like ^D, ^9. None of them work.  If I bind to something else, like Command-Shift-C, everything works as expected.
Comment 1 Jorendc 2012-12-30 19:36:47 UTC
Thanks for reporting!

I can reproduce, but there are some OS-related keyboard shortcuts: https://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343

When you press one of these, LibreOffice can never get the interrupt from the keyboard, because Mac OSX picks it up.

So, ctrl+C isn't a OSX keyboard shortcut so normally we can use this... I tested it, and there is indeed a problem.

ctrl+D is already occupied: "Control-D Delete the character in front of the cursor", so we can't use it in LibreOffice...

I also tested the F-keys (F4), I have no problem with that. When binding a function to it, it'll execute that function properly when pressed.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:51:50 UTC
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Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2015-03-25 13:52:20 UTC
Changing title to reflect findings of comment 1
Comment 4 Alex Thurgood 2015-03-25 15:44:05 UTC
However, given Joren's comment in comment 1, I don't see why we should support overriding OSX system keyboard shortcuts. What would the rationale for that be ?

I would be tempted to mark this as either NOTOURBUG or WONTFIX
Comment 5 Alex Thurgood 2015-03-25 15:51:28 UTC
Still present in 4500 alpha master build
Comment 6 Robert Nikander 2015-03-25 16:15:15 UTC
I can't test this again now, but when I reported the bug, it was for key combinations like Control-C, which is not an OS X shortcut, normally.
Comment 7 Alex Thurgood 2015-03-25 16:34:59 UTC
(In reply to Robert Nikander from comment #6)
> I can't test this again now, but when I reported the bug, it was for key
> combinations like Control-C, which is not an OS X shortcut, normally.

Yes, you are correct, sorry. At present, I tried to recreate a new keyboard shortcut to insert a sheet into a Calc document, but I don't seem to be able to change any of the pre-proposed keyboard combos in the list, even the ones without a function attribution. I don't see ^C anywhere in the list of proposed shortcuts, either generally for LO as a whole, or for Calc as a specific app.

Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
Locale : fr_

So, where, if anywhere, do you see the ^C shortcut ? If it has been removed, then this is no longer a bug as other key combos work.
Comment 8 Alex Thurgood 2015-03-25 16:36:56 UTC
I don't see ^C in Writer keyboard customisation either, among the possible choices.
Comment 9 Robert Nikander 2015-03-25 16:52:05 UTC
I don't have LibreOffice installed any more (I survive with iWork), so I can't say  whether this is still a bug. It's up to you.
Comment 10 Alex Thurgood 2015-03-25 16:59:41 UTC
OK, so closing, as ^C is no longer proposed as a shortcut, or any keyboard combo using just ^ + another key for that matter.