adding an item to rmb context menu in writer

Mike Kaganski mikekaganski at
Mon Sep 12 19:15:17 UTC 2022

On 12.09.2022 21:58, dep wrote:
> greetings.
> for the longest time, i was able to work efficiently by selecting link
> text, clicking the right mouse button, and selecting "insert link,"
> whereupon the little link insertion box popped up, i could add the url,
> etc., and hit apply, and all would be well.

This is incorrect. There was *never* such an item in context menu in any 
module (Writer/Calc/Draw/Impress); to be sure, I just checked with major 
releases from 2011 till current ones. I also checked OOo 3.2 and AOO 4.1 
to be sure. I suppose you are mistaken, thinking about some other 
software that had that.

OTOH, for some time already we have Ctrl+K shortcut assigned to the 
Insert->Hyperlink by default.

> a few versions ago this disappeared. i tore my hair -- i hardly have any
> left now.

I suppose that the above clarifies that loosing hair because of that was 
a mistake.

> i've searched and searched for a way to add it back to the rmb menu in
> writer. i've found none. this surprises me because it was extremely useful
> and i can't imagine i'm the only one who misses it.

Tools->Customize has a "Context Menus" tab, where you may add the 
respective command to a context menu.

> so, my plea: is there a way to add the idem back to the rmb menu? and if
> not, is there a place i can beg for it to be restored?

Generally, one who wants to ask some question, or to suggest some 
improvement, is welcome to open the project home page 
(, click on GET HELP menu, and see the 
various options listed there - basically, you may get some community 
support (users helping other users answering the "how do I" kind of 
questions) at; and file a bug report / 
enhancement request on

This mailing list is development-related, i.e. for "in which file 
function Foo is implemented" kind of questions.

> thanks in advance.
> --
> dep
> Pictures:
> Column:

Best regards,
Mike Kaganski

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