Issue 99092

Summary: key shortcuts/combinations/bindings to initiate text completion on Mac OS X
Product: General Reporter: Graham Perrin <grahamperrin>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: UNCONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: DEV300m41   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Mac OS X, all   
URL: http://developer.apple.com/releasenotes/Cocoa/AppKitOlderNotes.html
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
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Issue Blocks: 99080    

Description Graham Perrin 2009-02-10 20:00:24 UTC
Amongst the references from 
http://n2.nabble.com/-tp2228335p2275867.html —

> Mac OS X Developer Release Notes:
> Cocoa Application Framework (10.4 and Earlier)

It's a long document, so if you wish 
http://www.diigo.com/04rfg to view selected highlights (click the Comments button to reveal the 
dialogue that jumps to highlights).

Those Apple notes may not be most up-to-date but they do introduce the notions of two bindings:

F5
option-escape     (also known as alt-escape)

http://n2.nabble.com/-tp2228335p2283247.html observes: 

> in Numbers, alt-escape 
> 
> • does not present the menu 
> • does clear all text from the cell 

— so we should not rush to bind 
alt-escape 

(I wonder why Apple have chosen an alternative meaning of alt-escape in Numbers.)

I assume that text completion of the type illustrated at 
http://n2.nabble.com/file/n2283247/alt-escape.png will not be possible in the near future but I'm 
noting this enhancement — for a to-be-associated shortcut — sooner rather than later.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2009-08-24 10:50:48 UTC
reassigned