Issue 100745 - Several entries in a menu are assigned the same key
Summary: Several entries in a menu are assigned the same key
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Blocks: 42780 62846 63771 72271 76920 77324 92862 87276
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Reported: 2009-04-01 13:51 UTC by bangerth
Modified: 2017-05-20 08:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.0.0
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Description bangerth 2009-04-01 13:51:43 UTC
There is a number of reports about more than one entry in a menu being
assigned the same key. For example, in Impress, in the "Insert" menu 
both "dUplicate" and "pictUre" use 'u' as key -- with the consequence that if
you actually hit 'u', nothing happens.

I understand the desire to keep the UI consistent across applications but
it is disappointing that in the four years since this has first been
reported nothing has happened. This even more so because any change isn't even
incompatible to existing versions: the key simply does nothing right now, so
any change can only make it better by breaking the tie.

Ideally, of course, the framework would just disallow creating menus in 
which the same key is assigned to more than one entry, or where it takes
the first entry to be assigned to a key.

Comment 1 dtardon 2009-04-03 09:07:40 UTC
dtardon->bangerth: If there are more entries with the same mnemonic key in a
menu, the application should cycle through them on repeated presses of the key
(I actually haven't found that described in any spec, but it's there in the
code, so there is a strong evidence it's intended behaviour.) If that doesn't
work for you (it works for me on Fedora Linux, both with gen and gtk VCL
plugin), report a bug on it.
Comment 2 bangerth 2009-04-03 09:18:32 UTC
I suppose that might work, but it sort of defeats the purpose of a keyboard
*short cut* if I have to press the same key several times, and then hit
the enter key. It's also something I didn't know, and I suppose many
others neither.

Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2013-05-15 16:28:30 UTC
Duplicate Slide = D
Picture = u

Rev. 1479897 Win 7