[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [LibreOffice] find ctrl-g/ctrl-shift-g accelerator patch

Cor Nouws oolst at nouenoff.nl
Fri Mar 16 07:09:00 PDT 2012

Hi Cameron, Kendy, *,

Jan Holesovsky wrote (06-03-12 11:20)

> This is some good research, I hope you don't mind if I CC: the devel
> mailing list, and the UX advise list too? :-)

Really appreciate work on this subject!

> I think this is actually a good question for the UX advise list :-)  My
> proposal would be to get rid of the RepeatSearch functionality (and

I for one do use that quite often. And would be surprised if not more 
people do.
Change to another short-cut is OK for me. And I guess people using it 
have little problem in remembering shot cuts, so if a change if needed 
for better consistency, another short cut for repeat would be more 
appreciated then removing it completely.

>> As for the accelerators not working when a text area in a menu bar is
>> selected, I think that might be a bigger problem. For example, this
>> also prevents things like ctrl-s saving a document, which could
>> potentially lead to data loss if someone doesn't know their work is
>> not being saved. I don't know what changing that would actually
>> involve, but I would be happy to work on it if people want that
>> modification.
> Good point!  I have just checked, and it is a more general problem -
> when you try that in eg. the 'Font size' combobox, you cannot do Ctrl-s
> either.  Should I file an easy hack for that, or will you try to
> investigate this one too? :-)

Maybe related: fdo#43822 ?


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