Issue 56455 - Keyboard shortcuts should be visible in button tooltips
Summary: Keyboard shortcuts should be visible in button tooltips
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 8 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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: 85675 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-10-22 21:19 UTC by jmm
Modified: 2016-04-09 10:50 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description jmm 2005-10-22 21:19:02 UTC
Many users don't know the keyboard shortcuts to do common tasks. To solve this
we should display keyboard shortcuts in the tooltip when hovering over buttons
in toolbars. Whether this is default behavior is open to discussion, but this
should definitely be shown when Extended Tips are enabled and when the What's
This? help feature is enabled (I believe they are both the same).

As an example, let's say a user hovers over the Bold toolbar button. It would
then show: Bold (Ctrl+B)
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2005-10-25 11:18:23 UTC
SBA: Reassigned to requirements
Comment 2 korn 2005-10-25 15:16:07 UTC
I'm curious - is this behavior used in any other application?  If so, can you
cite them?  
Comment 3 jmm 2005-10-26 06:36:01 UTC
I used to use an older version of Corel PerfectOffice and I believe they had it. 
Word and Powerpoint 2002 have it (Tools->Customize->Options tab), but Excel does 
not. The Opera web browser has it by default on some buttons.

MS Office 12 will have a new style of keyboard shortcut tips ( http://blogs. ).

Also, I would like to say that a table of shortcuts such as this ( http://www. ) would come in handy for many users.
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:40:17 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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has not been updated within the last 2+ years. Please consider re-testing with
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Comment 5 imd 2009-06-08 08:50:04 UTC
I think should happen too, but it's a duplicate of Issue 7677.
Comment 6 syzygy 2010-06-08 10:06:48 UTC
Visibility in the shortcut tip - a very good thing. Maybe 3.x?
Comment 7 Nashev 2012-03-02 11:26:32 UTC
also it have a dublicate by number 85675
Comment 8 Marcus 2012-03-02 22:19:04 UTC
*** Issue 85675 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 hanya 2014-02-10 17:14:06 UTC
Shortcut key is shown for the function assgined to toolbar buttons on current version.
Comment 10 Marcus 2016-04-09 10:50:23 UTC
issue is no longer reproducible