Issue 63236 - Change arrow key behavior when viewing slide show
Summary: Change arrow key behavior when viewing slide show
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Trivial with 7 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-03-15 22:54 UTC by betbest1
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:32 UTC (History)
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Description betbest1 2006-03-15 22:54:23 UTC
When viewing a slide show in Impress, the up and left arrow keys move back one
slide, and the right and down arrow keys move forward one slide.  While this
seems logical, in MS Office, the left and down arrow keys are the equivalent of
a mouse click, advancing the slide effects.  (i.e. if there is text on a slide
that is hidden until the mouse is clicked, using the arrow keys will advance the
slide without showing the text.)  This breaks compatibility with wireless
"clickers", many of which use the equivalent of the left and right arrow buttons.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2006-03-16 09:01:24 UTC
Comment 2 owainmcgurie 2008-05-01 10:27:03 UTC
I completely agree with the need to interface with the wireless clickers
available on the market.  Additionally, I have been in innumerable presentations
when the presenter is used to ppt and keeps pressing keyboards right arrow by
mistake and therefore inadvertently jumps the slide builds.  This is yet another
"excuse" that people sometimes use to avoid using Impress at key presentations.

It would be sensible to have a check box on Slide Show Settings which remaps the
left arrow and right arrow presses to the relevant mouse click events when
Slideshow is the active window.

The check box could read:  "Wireless Clicker/Powerpoint Arrow Key Compatibility".

I am sure there is a Linux (or OSX) workaround but it would make sense to
include it in the standard product for standard users.
Comment 3 lasda 2008-05-06 16:08:48 UTC
*** Issue 63236 has been confirmed by votes. ***