Issue 12171 - Does not have shortcut keys to change font sizes
Summary: Does not have shortcut keys to change font sizes
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 28016
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bettina.haberer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-03-09 21:42 UTC by ssokolow
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description ssokolow 2003-03-09 21:42:06 UTC
There is neither a default for nor a way to set-up shortcut keys to
incrementally increase and decrease font sizes. In microsoft office products,
you can do this with CTRL+SHIFT+> and CTRL+SHIFT+<. This problem has made it
difficult for me to get comfortable in openoffice and probably for other people too.
Comment 1 tristanb 2003-03-10 05:24:31 UTC
yeah, not really a defect, but i agree.

MS Office also has Ctrl+[ and Ctrl+] to change the size up and down 
by just one point. These key-bindings aren't available either.
Comment 2 prgmgr 2003-06-17 18:26:08 UTC
You can create custom keyboard mappings for changing the font size by
going to:


Inside the Format category there is a function to Increase Font.
Comment 3 prgmgr 2003-06-17 18:27:59 UTC
Enhancement request

Default keyboard shortcut to increase and decrease font size
Comment 4 tristanb 2003-08-06 09:25:00 UTC
plus support for addition key mappings to:
 Ctrl+] Ctrl+[
 Ctrl+< Ctrl+>
Comment 5 utomo99 2003-09-18 10:27:26 UTC
The request is to add more shortcut key in default, without user add
it manually. which many people didnt want to do it 
Comment 6 hwoarang 2003-10-08 03:32:17 UTC
The shortcut is not the big problem, that I can see, 'cause I can create my  
custom hotkeys...  
but I can't configure the OOo to increase/decrease one  by one in value of 
font size... just two by two (from 10 to 12, from 12 to 14 and vice-versa) 
this is a really annoying issue... 
the issues #7524 and #8824 asks the same thing, but I don't know if it is be 
watching for someone... 
Flávio Henrique 
Comment 7 erikanderson3 2004-04-22 06:38:07 UTC
I understand from Issue 7915 that there are some cross-platform issues, but
nonetheless, shortcut keys in general seem overly limited compared to MS Office.
 MSO offers the Alt key, for example, which instantly cubes the number of
available combinations.  Punctuation keys are also available, such as the
Ctrl+Shift+> and Ctrl+Shift+< mentioned earlier.  I would like to second
TristanB's proposal, and make my vote also for the Alt key.  
Comment 8 erikanderson3 2004-04-22 06:42:41 UTC
Adding cross-reference (_not_ dupe) to Issue 8824.
Comment 9 yksmees 2004-04-22 23:10:17 UTC
That is the fist issue I discovered with OO. The biggest problem for me is 
that I'm so used with MS Word short keys like Ctrl+Shift+P(Font Size). I 
discovered analoque shortcut key missing in OO. There is possible to set 
shortcut key only to Character window.
The biggest advantage of Ctrl+Shift+P like shortcut key is that it moves the 
cursor to the ObjectBar and this is much faster than to open each time 
Character window.
Comment 10 lohmaier 2004-05-01 09:59:05 UTC
duplicate to issue 28016

I'm not keeping this one because issue 28016 focuses on the "default shortcut"
thing and doesn't have too much comments so that it can be read more quickly
than this one.

So sum this issue up:

* request to acutally use <ctrl>+[ or other combinations is issue 4756
* request to change font-size one by one (and working properly with selections
  that contain different font-sizes) is issue 8824

@ yksmees: please file a new issue regarding a request to directly jump to the
one problem -> one issue please.

As you can see there are 4 problems mentioned in this issue. This makes issue
handling more complicated than necessary. Furthermore this issue has the wrong
type and a wrong version set (I wonder how you managed to get "1" in there),
therefore I'll close this one instead of 28016 although this one is older.
Please transfer your votes.

PS: And please don't add "me too" comments (use your votes instead[1]) and more
important: don't make the issue mutate like "well, thinking of "this" I remember
"that".." - try to keep the issues as focused as possible. File a new issue for
each problem. You can (and should) of course add a comment like "I filed issue
<number> reagrading 'the related problem'".

[1] with votes I mean real votes, using the "Vote for this issue" link above the
comment input box, not a comment that says "I vote for this issue" :-))

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 28016 ***
Comment 11 lohmaier 2004-05-01 10:00:35 UTC
closing duplicate.
(and please don't see my comment as a angry rant but only as an advice for the