Issue 76920 - Remove duplicate "hot keys" for menus
Summary: Remove duplicate "hot keys" for menus
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Depends on: 100745
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Reported: 2007-05-03 18:40 UTC by sled10guy
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description sled10guy 2007-05-03 18:40:25 UTC
NOTE: This bug was originally reported here -

Tested Build:
Downloaded OOo_2.2.0_LinuxIntel_install_wJRE_en-US.tar.gz package from:

Problem -
There are many menus in OpenOffice that have duplicate keys that are "hot keys"
within the menu.  This goes against most user interface guidelines and is very
frustrating for users who use the keyboard commonly to navigate menus.

For example:

In all, the File Menu - the letter "D" activates both the "Export as PDF" and
In Impress, the Insert menu - the letter "U" activates both the "Duplicate
Slide" and "Picture" menu items.

It is likely easy enough to review the menu structure in the resources for the
app to find these duplicates, so I won't try to highlight all of them.
Comment 1 kpalagin 2007-06-04 18:12:28 UTC
Confirming with 2.3m211 on WinXP - as described.
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2007-06-07 14:47:26 UTC
TM->requirements: one for you !
Comment 3 bangerth 2009-03-31 14:03:58 UTC
These are essentially all the same bug: PR 42780, PR 72271, PR 92862, PR 62846,
and PR 76920. It is disappointing for those of us used to using the keyboard
that none of them have been addressed in at least 4 years :-(
Comment 4 kpalagin 2009-03-31 14:18:08 UTC
could you, please, file new issue (named like Meta issue for duplicate hot-
keys) and make it dependant on issues you specified (include kpalagin in CC)?

Here is another one for your list -
Comment 5 bangerth 2009-04-01 13:54:28 UTC
Sure. This is now PR 100745.