[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 124048] alt key should open and highlight menubar

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Wed Mar 13 14:29:58 UTC 2019


V Stuart Foote <vstuart.foote at utsa.edu> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
                 CC|                            |libreoffice-ux-advise at lists
                   |                            |.freedesktop.org,
                   |                            |raykowj at gmail.com,
                   |                            |vstuart.foote at utsa.edu
           Keywords|                            |accessibility, needsUXEval
             Blocks|                            |98259, 60251

--- Comment #1 from V Stuart Foote <vstuart.foote at utsa.edu> ---
(In reply to AaronPeterson from comment #0)
> This is standard windows behavior.  Firefox does it.. Chrome is broken...  
> arduino does it  Oracle virtualbox does it...
> ...

> This is important for accessibility.  It makes the shortcut keys and
> interface discoverable by keyboard.
> ...

No this is not valid. As implemented on Windows builds of LibreOffice, the
<Alt> key modifier will toggle Main menu bar active and positioning focus onto
File menu. 

Changes were by design for cross platform behavior providing consistent
accelerator behavior--by splitting the <Alt>, and then reading <nemonic>--was
implemented when the accelerators were refactored for GTK3 compliance (bug
92630 at LO 5.1 release).

As currently implemented on Windows, the <Alt> modifier functions like the
<F10> shortcut to position focus to the main menu--Movement <Left, Right, Down,
Up> cursors are then necessary to navigate the menus. Alternatively, typing the
mnemonics assigned to the "top" menu entries after an <Alt> modifier, function
as accelerators to that menu.

Ongoing efforts adjusting UI to make consistent in all modules/dialogs
including the Start Center. Consistency supports a11y--there is no "standard"
MS Windows behavior.

All correct, and IMHO => NAB

Referenced Bugs:

[Bug 60251] [META] ACCESSIBILITY: Tracking Windows OS accessibility and AT
[Bug 98259] [META] Keyboard shortcuts and accelerators bugs and enhancements
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