Bug 96039 - Not possible to set shortcuts to view modes
Summary: Not possible to set shortcuts to view modes
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)
Whiteboard: target:7.6.0
Depends on:
Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators
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Reported: 2015-11-24 12:50 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2023-02-20 13:27 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

View Menu + shortcut assigment screenshot (French) (126.73 KB, image/png)
2017-01-03 16:11 UTC, libreoffice

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-11-24 12:50:30 UTC
I attempted to customize the shortcut keys for the view modes but none would work or appear next to the text in the View menu. I attempted to set Normal view to Ctrl+1, Ctrl+Shift+F1, and Alt+1, but none would work.

Build ID: 32d4c03cba399ada807b8ec113a3928aa9e3ff7b
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2015-11-17_00:57:30
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8)
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-11-28 18:33:30 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: a7c3a2a9be83686657c06f37d521f9f6d2004ddd
Threads 4; Ver: Windows 6.1; Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-11-28_04:39:18
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 2 libreoffice 2017-01-03 16:11:16 UTC
Created attachment 130112 [details]
View Menu + shortcut assigment screenshot (French)
Comment 3 libreoffice 2017-01-03 16:12:44 UTC
Same behavior, can assign View > Notes a shortcut.
But doesn't work for View > Normal. 

See screenshot.

Build ID: 1:5.2.2-0ubuntu2
Threads CPU : 4; Version de l'OS :Linux 4.8; UI Render : par défaut; 
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 4 madmaze 2017-08-22 02:33:45 UTC
I am experiencing the same issue.
In the menu it allows me to assign F-keys to various views, this seems to work, but not for the normal view.

My steps to reproduce:
1. Tools->Customize
2. Assign F2 to normal-view
3. Exit menu via OK
4. change to other view, hit F2, nothing happens

I should note this does work for other views like notes, outline, notes master etc...

Build ID: 7556cbc6811c9d992f4064ab9287069087d7f62c
CPU threads: 6; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 5 madmaze 2017-08-22 02:42:38 UTC
This issue also exists in the latest Dev Build:

Build ID: 6abaa9b1696e25bbb90c98264bcb88d0661b38a6
CPU threads: 6; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:libreoffice-5-4, Time: 2017-08-21_09:50:44
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-08-23 02:41:52 UTC Comment hidden (noise)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2021-05-12 03:59:08 UTC Comment hidden (noise, obsolete)
Comment 8 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2023-02-16 22:22:46 UTC
Checked in

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: e2d8474857e8b39efcdf21441c95ad51a8aef6e8
CPU threads: 16; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Now it is possible to assign shortcuts by using the search feature.

There is one problem: there are two "Normal" and "Slide Sorter" items in the Customize - Keyboard tab, so searching for either of these gives you a 50% chance that you assign a shortcut to the wrong one. (The second Normal and the first Slide Sorter are the ones used in the View menu).
This should help it:
Comment 9 Commit Notification 2023-02-20 09:33:29 UTC
Gabor Kelemen committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#96039 Add extra labels to help recognize View menus items

It will be available in 7.6.0.

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.