Issue 36305 - IBM thinkpad "forward/backward" keys could change Presentation page
Summary: IBM thinkpad "forward/backward" keys could change Presentation page
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.3
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-10-28 18:52 UTC by salamander
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:35 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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MS Office and OO format tests, 29 May 2010 (1.76 KB, text/plain)
2010-05-30 07:40 UTC, infomaven
no flags Details
Native Powerpoint (1014.50 KB, text/plain)
2010-05-30 07:43 UTC, infomaven
no flags Details
Native OO (10.38 KB, text/plain)
2010-05-30 07:45 UTC, infomaven
no flags Details

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Description salamander 2004-10-28 18:52:12 UTC
The page up/page down keys work great for flipping thorugh an OO presentation, 
but it would be cool if the Forward/Backward keys that thinkpads come with 
could also change the page.  Not sure how IE is aware of the keys, or how hard 
it would be to hook into it, or if it is as easy as new key assignments.

Picture of the keys up at
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2004-10-28 21:32:42 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 maand 2010-02-02 21:13:20 UTC
Could you please give feadback, if this issue is with OOo3.2.0-rc4 valid anymore?
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:57:39 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 4 infomaven 2010-05-29 22:23:38 UTC
I tested for this behavior using build ooO-DEV 3.3.0, DEV300M77 (build:9496) on
a Windows XP laptop w/service pack 3. My machine was an IBM Thinkpad R50 with
1.5 gb RAM, 2.4 Ghz processor and a 40 B hard drive.

I used Impress to create a new slideshow (4 slides) from scratch and went to
menu options  "Slideshow > Slideshow" to view it. 

Under these conditions, the forward and backward arrows worked fine to navigate
between slides. 

However there were some anomalies with the way the headlines for my new slides
were displayed in the main window (using tabs labeled as "Normal", "Notes" &
"Slide Sorter"). It looked like the system was leaving the default text in place
even after I had entered and saved my slide headline text. This left a foul
looking mess for the headlines. Additionally, the "Handout" tab came up
completely empty even though I had a presentation with 4 slides. I'll be
searching the database to see if there is a duplicate issue like this on file. 

Comment 5 infomaven 2010-05-30 07:38:40 UTC
For simplicity, I limited my testing to formats found in MS Office and OO. 

1. native OO format (.opd)
2. OO converted to MS Powerpoint
3. native MS format(.ppt)
4. native MS converted to OO
5. native MS converted to OO .ppt 
Not tested: try same tasks from MS Powerpoint. 

In general, the results were the same. For Edit mode views, the arrows did NOT
work, but in Read mode, they did work. 

I will upload the test files and complete test results as a text file

- infomaven
Comment 6 infomaven 2010-05-30 07:40:14 UTC
Created attachment 69710 [details]
MS Office and OO format tests, 29 May 2010
Comment 7 infomaven 2010-05-30 07:43:56 UTC
Created attachment 69711 [details]
Native Powerpoint
Comment 8 infomaven 2010-05-30 07:45:24 UTC
Created attachment 69712 [details]
Native OO