Issue 92862 - Keyboard shortcut to insert picture Alt-I-U-F broken
Summary: Keyboard shortcut to insert picture Alt-I-U-F broken
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.1
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Depends on: 100745
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Reported: 2008-08-18 07:52 UTC by jdpipe
Modified: 2013-02-27 23:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: Easy


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Description jdpipe 2008-08-18 07:52:55 UTC
Hi there

Due to a poor choice in the assignment of menu 'underscore' keyboard shortcuts
in the OpenOffice 2.4.1 release (english version), it has become difficult to
set use the simple keyboard sequence for inserting pictures in presentations and
drawing components of OpenOffice.

Normally I use Alt-I-U-F to insert a picture. This works perfectly in Writer.

But in Impress and Draw, this keyboard shortcut is broken due to the presence of
Insert->Duplicate Slide, with the 'u' underlined. This breaks the Alt-I-U-F
keyboard shortcut, because there are multiple options with 'u' available.

I'm fairly sure this issue would affect both Linux and Windows, but I have only
tested with Linux.

I've mentioned this elsewhere -- it would be really helpful if there could be
some general review of keyboard shortcuts assigned to menu items (eg Alt-I-C in

Comment 1 jdpipe 2008-08-18 07:56:10 UTC
See also bugs 76971 and 77324, related.
Comment 2 bangerth 2009-03-31 14:03:53 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 3 Mason Peterson 2012-10-27 22:37:06 UTC
I have tested this on with the following conditions

Release r1400866
Impress - with a blank presentation and slide.
Pressing Alt, I, U, F
I also tried holding all down and it still succeeded in opening the picture explorer window.

Under these conditions I was unable to reproduce this issue. While this may still occur on linux boxes it does not seem to occur on windows 7 with this latest release. I will try and get a linux box to test it on. I hoping to find that the issue is fixed on all platforms and is no longer an issue.
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2013-02-27 20:04:33 UTC
Writer: Alt-I-U-F gives insert picture.
Impress: Alt-I-U-F gives insert file.
Draw: Alt-I-U-F gives insert file.

- no consistency. checked with rev. 1327774.