[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 125227] duplicate assignment of accelerators on a single menu disrupts keyboard use, eliminate duplicate accelerators

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Wed May 15 14:16:26 UTC 2019


--- Comment #5 from V Stuart Foote <vstuart.foote at utsa.edu> ---
(In reply to TorrAB from comment #4)
> 	Ah! Now I understand the indirect (via Enter) shortcut: duplication!
> Well, duplicate assignments should be avoided (if not prohibited). Easily:
> make shortcuts case-sensitive, as in Format: <alt>+o ->
> * h (C_haracter); H (Anc_Hor); or
> * a (P_aragraph); A (Rot_Ate or Flip)
> 	Most shortcuts would not change; capitals would be assigned to less-used
> menu items. In the above example, user must (currently) hit 'a' twice, then
> Enter, to open the RotateOrFlip menu; with a case-sensitive assignment, A
> (shift-a) would do it.

Unfortunately that would not work--keyboard gymnastics to enter sequence of
<alt> to toggle accelerators active, then to remember if the mnemonic is
<shift> upper or just the lower. *Not* the best UX.

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