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How to activate buttons in calc without a mouse [closed]

asked 2017-09-05 17:46:20 +0100

UncleOilybag gravatar image

I would like to use LibreOffice Calc completely mouseless - I can find keyboard shortcuts for most things but note for:- 1. Selecting a button to be pressed 2. Selecting an option button

If I cheat and use a mouse once selected I can move between any buttons using a cursor - but how do you initially jump from the cells of the sheet to a button?

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answered 2017-09-06 07:25:18 +0100

JohnSUN gravatar image

Please check this setting in your office (Also, try assigning another key combination - perhaps, Ctrl+F5 is reserved in your system for another action)


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Ahhh now I'm getting there. In my system it would not accept CTRL+f5 as "control focus" but by a bit of trial and error for some reason I was able to assign this to CTRL+SHIFT+W. Interestingly there were quite a few key combinations that wouldn't work . Thank you for your advice.

UncleOilybag gravatar imageUncleOilybag ( 2017-09-06 08:31:48 +0100 )edit

answered 2017-09-05 19:17:35 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


Ctrl+F5 to access to the controls, then you can use Tabto move from one control to another and the arrows to change options in a group.


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That's what I thought too but it doesn't work for me. I'm using LO and Linux Mint Xfce CTRL+F5 doesn't seem to do much at all

UncleOilybag gravatar imageUncleOilybag ( 2017-09-05 19:37:22 +0100 )edit

Sorry about this... It's ok for me with on windows 7...

pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2017-09-05 20:22:41 +0100 )edit

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