Bug 92700 - UI Customize Dialog: Tab Keyboard: missing tool tip (or .. ) explaining that, with focus in list Shortcut Keys, pressing key-combination jumps to that item
Summary: UI Customize Dialog: Tab Keyboard: missing tool tip (or .. ) explaining that,...
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)
Whiteboard: target:7.2.0
Depends on:
Blocks: Customize-Dialog-Keyboard
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Reported: 2015-07-13 07:42 UTC by Jakub Narębski
Modified: 2021-03-10 11:26 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Screenshot of current keyboard customization dialog, courtesy of http://user-prompt.com/how-to-make-libreoffice-customization-usable/ (55.19 KB, image/png)
2015-07-13 07:42 UTC, Jakub Narębski

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Description Jakub Narębski 2015-07-13 07:42:49 UTC
Created attachment 117198 [details]
Screenshot of current keyboard customization dialog, courtesy of http://user-prompt.com/how-to-make-libreoffice-customization-usable/

The "Keyboard" configuration tab in the "Customize" dialog window, in the current version of LibreOffice, contains the "Shortcut keys" list, and the three-partite "Functions" group.

When assigning key binding to a function I have always scrolled through the shortcut keys list to find free binding, then selected function, and pressed "Modify" button.  It turns out that you can press the key combination you want to assign when the focus is on the "Shortcut keys" list, and that would automatically go to the combination you pressed.  There is no information anywhere that you can press a key combination to go to it, to appropriate line in "Shortcut keys" - this information should be in a label, or at least in a hint.

I propose adding a small text (a label) above the "Shortcut keys" list with for example the following information: "Press key combination you want to change", or something like that.  Perhaps it should be grayed-out in 'inactive' style if the mentioned list is not selected (doesn't have focus).

This small issue was discovered in bug 92686 comments.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2015-07-15 09:16:41 UTC
Thanks Jakub!
Possibly an easy hack?
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:20:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:46:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Jakub Narębski 2017-01-03 20:39:45 UTC
This issue is still present in LibreOffice (just checked).

There is still no information, neither as a sentence in toolbar tip (mouseover help) for "Shortcut Keys" list in "Keyboard" tab in "Customize" window (Tools > Customize), nor as a label / help in the tab itself.  There is no way of discovering that you can press key combination when "Shortcut Keys" list has focus to go to given key (e.g. Ctrl-Shift-B to go to its binding).
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2018-01-04 03:34:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Cor Nouws 2018-01-04 11:06:27 UTC
still the same in Version:
Build ID: fd3fc84e590fc84f62ce3bace668fe40a25f54b5
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2018-01-02_06:47:05
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2019-04-08 10:02:03 UTC
Before adding tooltips to a dialog with a "weird" workflow I would revamp it as done for the other tabs. Bug 115527 is the respecitive ticket. Keep in mind that all strings go through a time-consuming translation process.

But keeping this ticket alive, maybe Kompi or someone else wants to add the tooltip. Don't see a dev working on the tab soon.
Comment 8 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2021-01-11 22:13:30 UTC
Proposed patch: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/108882
Comment 9 Commit Notification 2021-01-13 12:06:52 UTC
Gabor Kelemen committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#92700 Add extended help tip about searching for combination

It will be available in 7.2.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 10 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2021-03-10 11:26:21 UTC
Verified in:

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 72841008bf422dfd8553240b3a78f0474d03523c
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 17134; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU); UI: hu-HU
Calc: threaded Jumbo