Issue 96184 - alt-shift-left alt-shift-right alt-shift-up alt-shift-down (arrow keys) on Mac OS X MUST NOT manipulate tables
Summary: alt-shift-left alt-shift-right alt-shift-up alt-shift-down (arrow keys) on Ma...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 92224
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P2 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: michael.ruess
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-13 14:31 UTC by Graham Perrin
Modified: 2008-11-17 15:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description Graham Perrin 2008-11-13 14:31:27 UTC
On Mac OS X: 

* these alt-shift key combinations MUST NOT manipulate tables.

= Cross reference =

Issue 93749, 

> word-wise: can not extend text selection, by word, 
> using left or right arrow key

= Background =

1. Whilst making selections in a table, using alt+shift+arrow keys in the proper way, I noticed that the 
table was changing — extremely annoying. I had to undo changes, repeatedly. 

2. I then realised that this improper association is a likely explanation for the problems described in Issue 93749.
Comment 1 Graham Perrin 2008-11-13 14:36:48 UTC
Summary line of this bug affecting Mac OS X users of OOo 3 is broadened to the following set of key 


— the -up and -down actions, too, must be for extending selections (not for manipulation of tables).
Comment 2 stefan.baltzer 2008-11-14 10:32:10 UTC
SBA->MRU: As discussed, please proceed, thx.
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2008-11-14 13:56:57 UTC
The whole key assignment stuff for MacOS will be reworked by issue 92224.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 92224 ***
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2008-11-14 14:00:15 UTC
Closing duplicate.
Comment 5 Graham Perrin 2008-11-14 18:28:35 UTC
With greatest respect: 
for as long as issue 4756 remains the subject of discussion/contention and possible closure, I should 
quietly leave this issue 96184 open. 

Really, on Mac OS X: 

* the alt- key combinations MUST NOT behave in this way 

* and (veering back to issue 4756) the user SHOULD NOT be forced to edit configuration files to achieve 
a default that should be set out of the box.

A quiet period of maybe twenty-four hours or more may be helpful. 

Comment 6 Graham Perrin 2008-11-15 14:40:44 UTC
At I see 


but not in relation to left or right arrow keys. 
Comment 7 Graham Perrin 2008-11-15 14:42:29 UTC
= See also =

Issue 96236

> Writer help refers to a keyboard handling area that is not found

And even in a more likely dialogue e.g.
0correct.png I don't find the offending options :(

Comment 8 Graham Perrin 2008-11-15 14:43:49 UTC
Long URL broken, try
Comment 9 michael.ruess 2008-11-17 10:39:09 UTC
As I already mentioned, the Alt-key assignment problem for MacOS will be solved
in issue 92224.
So this issue here does not need to be kept open.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 92224 ***
Comment 10 michael.ruess 2008-11-17 10:44:03 UTC
Closing duplicate issue. Please post any further comment into issue 92224, that
one will handle key assignment problems on Mac Platform.
Comment 11 Graham Perrin 2008-11-17 15:56:08 UTC
OK, now it's clearer to me. Thanks for steering. I do agree, this is a duplicate.

The closure and re-opening of issue 4756 threw me off-track.