[Libreoffice-commits] help.git: Mac does have a "Control" key

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at redhat.com
Mon Apr 24 12:51:46 UTC 2017

On 04/24/2017 02:21 PM, Christian Lohmaier wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 10:36 AM, Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 04/24/2017 09:15 AM, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
>>> commit 0205b43e4d518239ff3d6b9bed0cc9317939acd9
>>> Author: Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at redhat.com>
>>> Date:   Mon Apr 24 09:11:24 2017 +0200
>>>       Mac does have a "Control" key
>>>            (even labeled "Ctrl" on my German MacBook keyboard, not "Strg"
>>> as the
>>>       localization of "Ctrl" on German standard PC-style keyboards), and
>>> Writer's
>>>       "Format - Clear Direct Formatting" (which this help item is
>>> presumably about) is
>>>       indeed Ctrl+M (labeled "^M" in the menu) on macOS.
>>>            So unconditionally use "Ctrl+M" here for now, notwithstanding
>>> potential Mac
>>>       localization issues (see that German "Ctrl" vs "Strg" issue).
>> I have no idea how we generally handle this issue in documentation and
>> translation: always use generic "Ctrl+M" (whatever that gets translated to);
>> use some mark-up to ensure (German etc.) translation will be "Strg+M" for
>> non-Mac and "Ctrl+M" for Mac; use "Control+M" on Mac (as had been done prior
> Even if Macs might have a ctrl key now, most of the functions/commands
> are done with the command key, so it is not a mapping of changing the
> label of a key in the docs, it is actaully referring to a different
> keycombination.
>> to
>> <https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/help/commit/?id=9ed1958ba7f75bb4184f09d79814849d06313d72>
>> "I don’t think Macs have Control keys…"; or...?
> that is wrong. Just replacing cmd with ctrl won't make that shortcut
> work with ctrl+M

Of course not.  But this is about documenting LO behavior, and at least 
recent LO master on macOS behavior is that Writer's "Format - Clear 
Direct Formatting" is activated by Ctrl+M.

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