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Bug 74591 - UI: Rename shortcut keys 'Prior' and 'Next' to 'PgUp' and 'PgDn'
Summary: UI: Rename shortcut keys 'Prior' and 'Next' to 'PgUp' and 'PgDn'
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Rishabh
Whiteboard: target:4.5.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-02-05 22:42 UTC by dg1727
Modified: 2015-03-18 20:31 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description dg1727 2014-02-05 22:42:00 UTC
In Tools > Customize... > Keyboard tab, the key names Prior and Next are used.  

Those are the X keysym names.  I looked at [1] and found that (a) many of the photographed keyboards, even some from non-English-speaking areas, used some variation of PgUp or PgDn instead of Prior and Next, and (b) none of the photographed keyboards seemed to use Prior and Next.  

Knowing that LO is derived from code written by the former Sun Microsystems, which sold keyboards with a proprietary layout, I even looked at a photo of a Sun keyboard on eBay and found that those keys are of the PageUp/PageDown variety.  

Can the strings "Prior" and "Next" be changed to "PgUp" and "PgDn" so that most users can more easily understand those entries in the Customize dialog?  

Comment 1 Julien Nabet 2014-02-06 21:06:21 UTC
Stefan: one for you?
Comment 2 Rishabh 2015-03-07 23:34:10 UTC
Pushed the changes. Up for the review .
Comment 3 Commit Notification 2015-03-18 20:30:59 UTC
Rishabh Kumar committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

tdf#74591 : Changes shortcut key "prior" and "next" to "PgUp" and "PgDn"

It will be available in 4.5.0.

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Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.