[Libreoffice-qa] minutes of ESC call ...

V Stuart Foote VStuart.Foote at utsa.edu
Thu Sep 13 16:09:13 UTC 2018

From: Libreoffice-qa <libreoffice-qa-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org> on behalf of Michael Meeks 
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:35 AM
To: libreoffice-dev; libreoffice-qa at lists.freedesktop.org

>   * CTRL+ALT+E isn't opening the extension dialog but inserts a "é"
>     + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=119676
>    + bug?, see also 118269
>     + why do we have a hot-key for that dialog ? (Michael)
>        + not only this – other shortcuts with ctrl-alt (Heiko)
>           + can we bisect it, find & prioritize it ? (Michael)

Set up my soap box in the [META] Ctrl+Alt (aka AltGR) keyboard shortcut issues

Windows is especially afflicted with this because of the os remapping of <Ctrl>+<Alt> to <AltGr> in multiple keyboard layouts.  But it highlights issue for all os/DE that by locale or keyboard choice clobber our default shortcut assignments.

Removing the few <Ctrl>+<Alt> shortcuts we've assigned globally or to modules seems reasonable, but it just kicks things down the road for finding a better way to accomodate keyboard layouts other the en-US

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