[ubuntu-uk] LibreOffice menu problem remains

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 20:18:29 UTC 2013

On 25 September 2013 20:45, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
> That is your decision of course.  However it does mean that your
> initial statement "LibreOffice's menus still are completely
> inaccessible via the keyboard" is, arguably, not strictly correct, in
> the sense that the menu actions are accessible via the keyboard using
> the HUD, though I agree that the top level menus are not.

OK, good point well made. I presume that commands issued via the HUD
actually trigger menu entries? As I say, I don't use it so I don't
know. E.g. can you go directly to a sub-option buried in a tab of a
dialog box?

> I agree entirely, however, that it is not good enough that the normal
> Alt key actions do not work.  Like you I am surprised that the issue
> has not been addressed on a core app like LibreOffice.

Well quite.

It's interesting to look at the progression & change in
Ubuntu/Canonical over the last few years.

Up until 2010 or so, it was widely said in the Linux world that
Canonical didn't do any real development - they just tweaked and
integrated stuff they took from Debian.

Now, it's doing more original R&D than almost anyone, with its own
desktop, its own display server, and the overlapping Ubuntu Touch /
Ubuntu Mobile / Ubuntu for Android projects.

As such, others have made the observation that it seems like the
company is over-committed and that long-standing bugs are getting

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