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Bug 96867 - Keyboard shortcut for drawing pen tool
Summary: Keyboard shortcut for drawing pen tool
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators
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Reported: 2016-01-03 00:44 UTC by myh
Modified: 2021-01-11 17:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description myh 2016-01-03 00:44:33 UTC
In Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show mode, we can use the hotkeys to switch the function of the cursor:
Ctrl+p -> Draw Pen
Ctrl+l -> Laser Pen
Ctrl+e -> Eraser
PowerPoint Hotkeys Ref:

With the hotkeys support, we can use the software, AutoHotKey, to map some input controller, e.g. the Wacom stylus pen buttons, to these hotkeys. So, we can easily switch the pen mode immediately by pressing the pen button in Slide Show mode. This fast switch action doesn't make the audiences lose their focuses on the slide content. Actually, I confirm this is workable with PowerPoint on my ASUS M80TA tablet.

Please Impress support those several hotkeys. Thanks very much.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-01-04 13:13:09 UTC
What is laser pen in Impress?
Impress does not have an eraser function. It can only erase all the pen drawings in the slide.
Comment 2 myh 2016-01-04 13:19:21 UTC
Hello Beluga,

Yes, you are right. Impress doesn't have the laser pen and the eraser. However, I hope Impress supports them and the hotkeys.
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2016-01-04 13:31:04 UTC
Yeah, those should be separate feature requests.
Changing summary.
Comment 4 myh 2016-01-04 13:37:06 UTC
Ok, thanks.