It used to be possible in Writer at some point not too distant in the past to do stuff with the keyboard - now it's not anymore. Here's an example: I am writing stuff in Writer. Then, I highlight a word with shift and some keystrokes right because I want to make that word small caps. Then I press "Alt+O" (to get into the Format menu), then "h" to get into the "Character" menu. That menu opens up then but what I used to be able to do doesn't work anymore, namely press Tab three times to get to Effects and then press down to get to small caps: that window doesn't get focus. Why is that - it's giving up functionality that could be done fast with a keyboard and now has to be done slowly with additional mouse movements etc. In that connection, why is it that
- when I click on that window anywhere to make it have focus and the press Alt+S (which should get me to Strikethrough, because that S is underlined), I get to Effects?
- of the options at the top, only Strikethrough has a shortcut indicated (even though it doesn't work) but Font color, Effects, etc. don't?
- that these font effects cannot be assigned a shortcut via Tools: Customize: Keyboard? It makes no sense to not be able to go there and define a shortcut for Small Caps ...
Confirmed in Linux Mint in 4.0, 4.1, 4.2.5 and 4.3.0. The underline letters were still there in 3.6.7 and Alt+S worked correctly then.
@kaesezeh: You still can easily navigate to 'Font Effects' tab using ctrl+tab and then press tab 4 times to reach strikethrough.
This is a regression, so tagging as such
Keywords -> regression
Whiteboard -> bibisectRequest
(Presumably this was from a dialog format conversion - however the file / commit is identified is fine, whether through bibisection or not)
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (bibisectRequest)
Build ID: 5df326438fd3a5613a52b4de1935426911ff1301
It's pretty hard to bibisect issues when it's 4 bugs reported in one report....some of which are actually enhancement requests that aren't actually regressions at all.
I'm addressing them in turn.
1) Getting to Effects
*Basically works the same was as 3.3. You have to use the mouse *once* to select the right tab (Font Effects) and then from that point forward that tab is selected by default when you go through the keyboard strokes.
So to be clear:
alt+o -> c (no longer h) -> mouse select Font Effects -> Tab as needed to get to Effects -> down key to select small caps
alt+o -> c -> tab as needed to get to Effects -> down key to select small caps
Based on this I'm closing this as WFM.
Now the other list of issues:
2) Bug 96677
3) Bug 96678
4) Bug 96679