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Old 08-13-2014, 12:45 PM   #1
nyuwa43
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LibreOffice shortcut keys


Good evening
I am struggling to get friendly with Linux.
Recently I noticed, when I installed Xubuntu 14.04 that almost all keyboard shortcuts of LibreOffice are different / or non-functioning from what I am used to on Windows machines AND under Ubuntu.
Even the "Customize" function does not work = I cannot change the key behavior.
Under Ubuntu or Windows F5 (for example) brings up the Navigator.
Under Xubuntu or today I installed Mint17 this shows the speaker volume and I CAN NOT change it (to Navigator).
This is VERY inconvenient.

Is there a way to make LibreOffice work under Mint / Xubuntu the same way it does under all other OS.
This would be VERY helpful.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 08-13-2014, 04:11 PM   #2
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In Libreoffice go to the Tools Menu and select the Customise item. A window will open. Along the upper part of that window there are a series of tabs. The second tab is called Keyboard. There you will be able to set your keys (including F5) to any action you wish.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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Hi nyuwa43, can you advise which spin of Mint you installed (cinnamon, mate, kde, xfce) pls? I would like to have a look at this.

Cheers
 
Old 08-13-2014, 08:41 PM   #4
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Good morning
It is Mint 17 Cinnamon.
And the "customize" function DOES NOT work. I tried that already.
For example, LibreOffice comes with a lot of presets. One is "Navigator", that is assigned to F5 under Windows and Ubuntu.
Clicking on the ICON will call up the Navigator.
But ... the key = F5. It shows brightness adjustment on my Dell Inspiron 1545.
Well. I also tried: Delete the key assignment -> reassign to F5 "Navigator".
No response.
And that goes for all the other keys I tried too.

Yet, I am using LibreOffice for work every day. Having thrown this kind of wrench into my engine is not really acceptable,
although I like Mint much better than Ubuntu.

Could there maybe a way to "transfer" the keyboard configuration from Ubuntu to Mint?
 
Old 08-14-2014, 12:44 AM   #5
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I really don't understand what you are doing. I highlighted F5 in the way indicated previously and deleted Navigator and then substituted About Libreoffice. I saved the change and then F5 gave me the About Libreoffice page. I then reversed the process and made F5 link to the Navigator again. You select what you want the key linked to using the lower window. I am using Libreoffice Version: 4.2.5.2. The problem doesn't seem to be with Libreoffice but rather with your installation of it. You might try reinstalling it by downloading it from the Libreoffice website. That way you will avoid the Mint package if it is indeed the culprit of this story.
jdk

edit: You can copy the profile from the Libreoffice installation that your happy with to the version (Xubuntu I believe) you're unhappy with.
1. On your good copy of LO go here: Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice ▸ Paths and note down the path.
2. Do the same on your bad LO.
3. Copy the configuration files where you found them in step 1 and use them to replace the configuration files of step two.
The behaviour of Libreoffice should now be exactly what you want.

Last edited by jdkaye; 08-14-2014 at 01:25 AM. Reason: addtional info:
 
Old 08-14-2014, 12:54 PM   #6
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Thank you.
The trick was a change applied to the BIOS of the PC.
Setting the preferences to "Function keys first" did the trick.
 
Old 08-14-2014, 12:56 PM   #7
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If F5 is bringing up the volume control, that may be because it's been set by Mint and Mint is overriding LibreOffice. Run Mint's keyboard shortcut configuration and check if that's the case: if so, disable the Mint shortcut.
 
  


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