Bug 80612 - 'Font Effects' tab of Character dialog has incorrect/missing accelerators
Summary: 'Font Effects' tab of Character dialog has incorrect/missing accelerators
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisectRequest, regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-27 21:06 UTC by kaesezeh
Modified: 2015-12-23 05:02 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description kaesezeh 2014-06-27 21:06:47 UTC
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 ...
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-06-28 23:57:56 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Matthew Francis 2015-01-21 09:41:15 UTC
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)
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 05:32:43 UTC
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (bibisectRequest)
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2015-12-23 05:02:03 UTC
Bodhi Moksha
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:
1st time:
alt+o -> c (no longer h) -> mouse select Font Effects -> Tab as needed to get to Effects -> down key to select small caps

Subsequent times:
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